Duchess hoax: Australian radio station 'sought permission'

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The Australian radio station at the centre of the UK royal hospital hoax death says it tried to contact the nurses involved to seek permission to broadcast the taped conversation.

Sydney station 2DayFM said at least five attempts were made.

In an interview with a Melbourne radio station 3AW, Rhys Holleran, whose company Southern Cross Austereo owns 2DayFM, said the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha was "tragic" and "regrettable", but that it "could not have been foreseen.

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