Bosses of an Australian radio station have donated $490,000 (£289,000) to a trust fund for the family of a nurse who killed herself after falling victim to a prank call by two of its Djs.
Jacintha Saldanha hanged herself after she was wrongly convinced to transfer a call to the room of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge while she was in hospital with severe morning sickness in December, 2012.
The prank was broadcast by presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian on their show on Australia's 2Day Fm, and on Friday (12Sep14) an inquest into Saldanha's death ruled the incident "was clearly pressing on her mind" when she took her own life.
Now it has emerged bosses of Southern Cross Austereo have donated $490,000 to a trust fund to benefit the nurse's family.
A statement from the company reads, "We do not assume, of course, that this donation or any amount of money could relieve the feelings of loss felt by Mrs Saldanha's family, but it is our hope that it may help them in the future. Southern Cross Austereo has always accepted full responsibility for the making of the call and its broadcast."
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