World's oldest person dies

Last updated 09:04 06/12/2012

The woman recorded as the world's oldest person by the Guinness World Records dies in the United States at age 116.

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A 115-year-old woman in Iowa in the US has become the world's oldest living person.

Guinness World Records posted on its website overnight (NZ time) that Dina Manfredini of Johnston has inherited the title after Bessie Cooper of Georgia died yesterday. Cooper was 116.

Guinness officials provided few details about the latest record holder. Manfredini was born on April 4, 1897, in Italy. She moved to the United States in 1920.

Manfredini currently lives at the Bishop Drumm Retirement Centre in Johnston, just north of Des Moines.

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