Overseas-bound passenger slumps, dies at Lagos airport


Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos


A passenger, identified as Ademola Adeleke slumped and died at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Wednesday morning.

Punch reports that the passenger was scheduled to travel out of the country but had yet to check in when the incident occurred.

According to eyewitnesses, a fellow passenger attempted to revive him by pumping his chest before Port Health officials arrived.

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Adeleke was later rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

According to Punch, the General Manager, Corporate Communications, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, confirmed the incident. “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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