Passenger slumps, dies at Lagos Airport

Posted by News Express | 8 November 2018 | 1,141 times

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• Murtala Muhammed International Airport

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

The diseased passenger was supposed to be checked-in on flight EY674 (AUH) which was to depart at 09:55hrs when he slumped, according to a witness at the airport.

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.

It was gathered that the passenger who arrived the airport early in the morning, slumped and gasped for breath, while he was in a sitting position at about 5:30am.

It was learnt that immediately he slumped, an unnamed passenger tried vigorously to revive him by pumping his chest.

However, a source said he was too weak and could not respond to the first aid administered on him before the arrival of the Port Health officials at the airport.

The source said it took about 30 minutes before the officials of Port Health could arrive at the scene of the incident.

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 arrived at the scene to move the remains of the diseased to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for proper medical checks where he was also confirmed dead.

It will be recalled that last Sunday, 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.

Also, the FAAN spokesperson confirmed the power outage which she said was immediately restored though the cause of the outage could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

The issue of power outage has become a recurring issue at the airport.

Sourced from a Vanguard report

Source: News Express

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