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14-year-old model dies after 12-hour fashion show in China

14-year-old model dies after 12-hour fashion show in China”

An ambulance was called but she died on Friday after two days in a coma. Dzyuba reportedly suffered from sever meningitis and exhaustion.

'It must have been the very beginning of the illness. and then her temperature shot up.

Some reports indicate Dzyuba experienced a spike in her body temperature prior to the ill-fated fashion show.

Vlada's mother, Oksana, tried to get a Visa so that she could be by her sick daughter's side, but was unable to complete the process on time.

Vlada's distraught mother Oksana wept as she told NTV: "She was calling me, saying 'Mama, I am so exhausted".

Vlada pictured during her last show, her agent Dmitry Smirnov, and doctors at a Shanghai hospital that fought for her life.

Even though the contract permitted her to work at the most for three hours a week, she was under a tough and gruelling schedule.

Dzyuba's death has sparked concern over working conditions for young models.

A rising flow of young Russian models are recruited to China.

The mother begged her daughter to go the the hospital, but the girl was reportedly too afraid.

According to local reports, Vlada was recruited by a modeling agency on a "slave labor contract" and had no medical insurance. Her official cause of death was meningitis compounded by "severe exhaustion".

Oksana, her mother, said that Vlada was constantly exhausted and wanted to get sleep.

Moscow is set to demand an explanation over the conditions Vlada was living in during her time working in Asia.

The head of the Perm modelling agency behind her trip, Elvira Zaitseva, said: 'No-one expected it to lead to such consequences.

She admitted not checking Valda's contract and if she had proper medical insurance.

"We are now reaping what we have sown". Also, Kremlin human rights ombudsman in Perm, Pavel Mikov, will investigate the Vlada's death.



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