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DUTCH ENVOY'S WIFE DONATED ORGANS

The wife of the Dutch ambassador to Lebanon has donated her organs after she died from last week's explosion in Beirut, according to a number of local reporters.

Hedwig Waltmans-Molier, 55, succumbed to her injuries in hospital on Saturday just four days after the enormous blast ripped through the Lebanese capital, causing enormous destruction.


She is said to have donated organs to two patients, according to a report from Euronews. 

The Dutch embassy confirmed Waltmans-Molier was an organ donor, and said it was a private matter.


In a statement shortly after her death, the ministry said it was "deeply saddened" by the news, and sent condolences to the family.


It paid tribute to her "exemplified" commitment to working in "demanding, difficult or dangerous circumstances" as a diplomat herself around the world for the Netherlands.


"She was beloved by her colleagues and she will be very much missed," the statement said.


"Her death is a loss for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and for the country."


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