Woman dies after her electricity was turned off

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The daughter of a 68-year-old woman who died last week after her electricity was turned off said a utility company representative was told about her medical condition in June.

68-year-old Linda Daniels relied on an electric-powered oxygen tank to breathe, but she died of heart failure hours after Public Service Enterprise Group turned off the electricity in her New Jersey home. | Image Source: WPIX / CNN VAN

Desiree Washington said the representative from Public Service Enterprise Group visited her mother's house to seek payment of an unpaid utility bill.

Linda Daniels suffered from congestive heart failure and was in hospice care. She relied on an electric oxygen tank to breathe.

She died last Thursday, hours after the electricity was turned off.

The utility company has said it wasn't aware of her medical issues.

It said this week that it made dozens of efforts to contact Daniels about her bill since the beginning of the year, before shutting off service.

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