June 19, 2007

Passenger on India-Singapore flight dies of stroke

A passenger aboard an Indian flight to Singapore Monday died after suffering a cardiac arrest before the aircraft could land at Singapore's Changi Airport, airline officials said.

The deceased, identified as Madhur Kharbanda, was found unconscious in the plane's restroom after flight attendants forced its door open.

'The air hostesses broke open the restroom door after Kharbanda failed to respond to repeated calls. He was taken out of the toilet in an unconscious state and three doctors travelling on the flight tried to save his life,' Ashok Sharma, spokesperson of the state-run Indian, told IANS here.

Sharma said the pilot of Indian's IC-859 Delhi-Singapore flight immediately alerted Singapore airport authorities about Kharbanda's condition but ground emergency officials too could not save him.

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