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Indian Passenger Dies While Being Evacuated On Board Flight From Lagos

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A 42-year old Indian national died onboard an Air Indian evacuation flight from Lagos to Mumbai over the weekend.

According to reports, the passenger was seen shivering on board the aircraft.

When questioned by the Air India crew, he said he had malaria. He was provided with oxygen as he was finding it difficult to breathe.  However, he collapsed and died on board the flight afterwards.





It was further gathered that he bled from his mouth on board the flight which landed at the Mumbai Airport at 3:40 am.

Air India said that the passenger died of “natural causes”. However, there are now questions on how the passenger with fever was allowed to board the flight. This is despite how thermal screening are being conducted at airports amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, Air India;

“Our Lagos medical screening team would have detected the same,” if that was the case.

“A passenger aboard AI1906 of June 13, 2020, from Lagos to Mumbai passed away due to natural causes today.

“A doctor on board along with our crew, who are trained to handle such medical emergencies, made a valiant attempt to revive the passenger, aged 42, who had suddenly collapsed, through resuscitation,  but all their efforts went in vain. He was declared dead on board by the attending doctor.

“The MIAL doctors attended to the passenger after the flight from Lagos landed and after all the procedures were complete, the body was sent to a hospital as per protocol. Relatives of the deceased were informed and aircraft have taken for full fumigation in line with prescribed norms.”





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