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Aberdeen woman receives letter saying she had died

By Kali Lindsay, 29 Aug 2014 12.07pm

AN ABERDEEN woman today told of her shock after receiving a letter from her local council saying she had died.

Aberdeen City Council wrote to the executor of “the late Adeline Buchanan”, asking if someone had been appointed to handle her estate.

The letter was delivered to the 58-year-old’s council house.

Mrs Buchanan today said it was devastating to read she had apparently passed away.

She said: “When I opened it I couldn’t believe what I was reading. It was just a really horrible thing to open – I feel sick.”

An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “The letter was issued due to human error.

“We have apologised to the lady concerned.”