3 passengers die at Mumbai airport in 6-hr span

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 21:13

Mumbai: In a span of over six-hours
today, two deaths were reported at the city airport with one
passenger declared dead on-board a Yemen Airways flight while
a Dubai-bound passenger collapsed at the check-in counter of
an overseas airline.

In the first incident, a Yemeni national was declared
dead on-board a Yemen Airways flight to Mumbai, by a
co-passenger doctor.

The deceased, a 24-year-old woman was suffering from
cancer and travelling to Mumbai from the Yemeni city of Saana
for treatment at city`s Cancer Research Institute of Tata
Memorial Hospital, an airline source said here.

"She was suffering from cancer and coming to Mumbai
for treatment at Tata Hospital with her husband, father and
mother," the source said.

Her body was taken to the Cooper Hospital and it will
now be taken to Saana in the next flight, which is on Friday,
the source said.

"The passenger Jameah Ahmed Ahmed died on board the IY
854 before landing at Mumbai airport. She was a known case of
non-hodgkinslymphoma. She became breathless and unresponsive
on board at about 4.30 am. She was declared dead by a
co-passenger doctor at 4.55 am. On landing, airport doctors
checked her again but no pulse or blood pressure was not
recordable. Her body was handed over to the police," a Mumbai
international Airport Limited (MIAL) spokesperson said.


First Published: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 21:13

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