Use this photo at funeral if I die, says Taiwanese tourist days before fatal accident

Before embarking on a cycling expedition through the Australian desert, a Taiwanese tourist posted a message on social media advising others what to do in the event of her death.

A few days later, Lin Ya-ruo was hit by a tour bus and killed south of Alice Springs.

According to a report in The New Paper, the 31-year-old made her last public status update on Facebook on Oct 19, just eight days before she died.

Ms Lin wrote: "Before I go cycling solo through the desert in Australia, I would like to share this photo which was taken in 2009 by FHM magazine. In case I die in the desert, you guys can use this photo for my funeral."

A police investigator said the tour bus did not have its high beams on because a vehicle was coming the other way.

Police said they are still trying to establish if the woman had a rear light on her bicycle.

Posting on Facebook, Ms Lin wrote: "Carrying 11,750ml water, lots of food, camping mat, sleeping bag and tent, going to hit the road in oz desert! Today I have to ride for 100km where camping site is.

"Otherwise, I have to set up the tent by the road. I will lose phone reception for the next following days. Good luck to me!"

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