Passenger slumps, dies at Lagos airport

A passenger scheduled to travel out of the country on Wednesday morning slumped and died at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport , Lagos .

Eyewitnesses said the deceased , identified as Ademola Adeleke, had yet to check in when the incident occurred.

It was gathered 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.

An eyewitness, however , stated that Adeleke did not respond to treatment even after the health officials tried to revive him by giving him oxygen.

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 .

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. ”

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