Omani dies at Mumbai airport

July 17th, 2008 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) An elderly Omani woman travelling to Muscat died of an apparent heart attack at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here Wednesday. According to an airport official, 67-year-old Albarwani Sharifa, travelling by Oman Air flight WY-806, was off-loaded after boarding as she was medically unfit to take the flight.

“At around 7 a.m., we received a call from Oman Air staff about the passenger lying unconscious on a wheelchair in Bay 46. The airport doctor rushed to the spot at 7.10 a.m. and found the passenger lying unresponsive on a wheelchair,” the official said, requesting anonymity.

She was given all necessary medication but was declared dead at 7.50 a.m.

When contacted, a Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) spokesperson confirmed the incident.

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