A 62-year-old Sudanese National Dies at Hyderabad RGIA Airport, Minutes Before Boarding Flight Back Home
HYDERABAD: A 62-year-old Sudanese cancer patient died before getting on to a repatriation flight back to her country at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) flight on Sunday morning.
According to police, the patient, identified as Hieba Mohamed Taha Ali, was wheel-chair bound. She was undergoing treatment at a Virinchi Hospital in Banjara Hills for the last seven months. She was set to fly back to Sudan by a Badr Airlines flight J4-226/227 from RGIA at 9.30am.
“At 7 am, the Sudan national arrived at the airport and was set to take a repatriation flight back to her country. After completing all the check-in formalities at the airport, she headed to the boarding gate. Minutes after her arrival at the gate, she collapsed from the wheel-chair,” said P Vijay Kumar, inspector, RGIA police station.
Police said that the patient was soon rushed to Apollo Hospital where she was declared brought dead at 81.4 am. “The patient was suffering from the last stage of cancer. It was a natural death,” said Kumar. The hospital authorities handed over the body to Mohammed Taha.