Woman dies after choking on a lamington

A woman has died after she choked on a lamington during an Australia Day lamington-eating competition, it has been reported.

It's believed the 60-year-old suffered a seizure after choking on the Australian cake at a Hervey Bay venue in in southeast Queensland on Sunday afternoon, News Corp reports.

Efforts were made to resuscitate her and she was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital but could not be revived.