A BRIDE has tragically died at her own wedding reception after she is believed to have suffered an anaphylactic shock caused by a nut allergy.
Alexandra Erokhova, 25, had an extreme reaction when she ate a sweet dish at the meal immediately following her nuptials.
Guests rushed to assist the young bride who reportedly “began to suffocate at the table” at a lavish banquet hall at Tsaritsyno Palace in Moscow.
Concerned attendees called an ambulance to the Palace – previously founded by Catherine the Great – where the wedding party was held.
A resuscitation team arrived but “was unable to save the bride”, reports said.
Doctors said she had suffered “anaphylactic shock”, commonly caused by a nut allergy.
Alexandra suffered from a nut allergy since she was a child and relatives were said to have told the chefs in advance, according to her family.
Sweet dishes served after the wedding were said to have contained nuts.
The 15-year-old had studied banking and finance at the elite Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding her death.
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In similarly tragic news, a New Zealand bride died from a bacterial infection linked to meningitis just hours after getting married.
Jamieka McCarthy Harford, 26, died after falling ill during her wedding ceremony in Auckland.
Last year, a woman suffered a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction after having unprotected sex with her husband.
The 46-year-old, from Baltimore, Maryland, went to A&E soon after as she felt dizzy, was profusely sweating and had red, itchy blotches on her skin.
What is anaphylactic shock?
Anaphylactic shock is a severe and potentially fatal reaction to a trigger such as an allergy.
It normally comes on suddenly, and gets worse very quickly.
Feeling lightheaded, dizzy or faint
Fast or shallow breathing
A fast heartbeat
Confusion and anxiety
Collapsing or losing consciousness
A sufferer may also display symptoms of allergies, such as an itchy raised rash (hives), feeling or being sick, swelling or stomach pain.
Anaplylaxis occurs when the immune system over-reacts to a trigger.
This is normally, but not always, because of allergies.
In some cases, there’s no obvious trigger. This is known as idiopathic anaphylaxis.