Passenger Slumps, Dies at Lagos Airport

A passenger with Etihad Airways, Mr. Ademola Adekele, slumped and died early Wednesday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

The diseased passenger was supposed to be checked-in on flight EY674 (AUH) which was to depart at 09:55hrs when he passed away.

This is just as power outage on Wednesday evening temporarily crippled operations at the airport. The power glitch which lasted for almost 30 minutes happened when an aircraft arrived for disembarking of passengers.

He reportedly slumped and gasped for breath, while he was in a sitting position at about 5:30am, and efforts to administer first aid proved abortive as Port Health officials at the airport took about 30 minutes to arrive.

Upon their arrival, the Port Health officials reportedly applied oxygen on him in a bid to revive him but he was said to have passed away.

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) ambulance later moved the remains of the diseased to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for proper medical checks where he was also confirmed dead.

His death comes bare days after another passenger of African World Airlines (AWA) slumped at the same airport, but was later revived by the officials of Port Health service at the airport.

Spokesperson of FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu and spokesman of Lagos Airport Police command, Joseph Alabi confirmed the incident.


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