World's oldest woman Francisa Susano dies aged 124

World's oldest woman Francisa Susano dies aged 124
Francisa Susano

A Phillipine woman, Francisa Susano, believed to be the world's oldest person is dead.

She died at the aged 124 in the Philippines., local officials confirmed.

Fondly called Lola, died at around 6.45pm on Tuesday at her home in Kabankalan in the province of Negros Occidental.

Guinness World Records had still been carrying out age verification as of September to declare her the world's oldest living person, U.S Sun reports.

Lola's cause of death is yet to be ascertained, city public information officer Jake Carlyne Gonzales told CNN Philippines.

She will be tested for Covid, but it is not believed she had any symptoms of the illness.

The supercentenarian was born on September 11, 1897, when the country was still ruled by Spain.

Susano was celebrated by the local government on her birthday with certificates to mark her achievement, as well as a cake and flowers.

Politician Rodolfo Ordanes filed a petition that month urging the House of Representatives to award her a £15,000 gift in recognition of her 'monumental achievement.'

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