19-year-old passenger dies of suspected heatstroke in NAIA

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Doctors trying to revive the victim.

A 19-year-old passenger bound for Tacloban on Monday died at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 4 owing to suspected heatstroke.

An attending physician pronounced the victim dead on Monday afternoon.

Public Affairs Division chief Connie Bungag of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) identified the victim as Edgel Ayoc, 19, male, single, who was seen by other passengers at the departure entrance of Terminal 4 sprawled on the pavement, and unconscious at around 1:42 p.m.

Ayoc was reportedly gasping for breath, bluish, pulseless, and had negative heart sounds when the doctor tried to listen for his heartbeat. The victim was then rushed to the NAIA clinic by the doctor and nurses.

Doctor Antonio Garcia carried out intubation and IVF infusion.  Epinephrine was  also  administered to the patient, but  2:27 p.m., Ayoc was pronounced dead.

Doctors notified the police to inform and  coordinate with the victim’s family.

It was learned that the victim had fever  for five consecutive days, but did not seek treatment.

The victim, who allegedly had a history of hypertension,  was a chance passenger at an Air-Asia flight.