Passenger slumps, dies at Muritala Mohammed Airport

A passenger slumped and died on Wednesday,at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Wednesday on his way out of the country.

According to an eye-witness report, identified as Ademola Adeleke, said that the passenger, who arrived at the airport early in the morning for his flight, slumped and started gasping for breath at about 5.30am.

He was said to have received help from a passenger who tried to revive him by pumping his chest before Port Health officials arrived.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ’s ambulance arrived at the scene later and took him to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

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The General Manager, Corporate Communications, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, confirmed the incident, saying the passenger slumped as soon as he stepped into the terminal.

She said he was later taken to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

She said, “It was so sad. He was probably going for medical check-up before he slumped and died, so we could not confirm which of the flights he was supposed to join.”

Source: tsb.com.ng

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