Monday, August 17, 2020

Death toll from airplane accident at Kozhikode airport rises to 19

Malappuram:  One more person who had been under treatment with severe injuries from the airplane crash at Kozhikode airport died on Sunday night. The deceased was identified as Aravindakshan, 68, a resident of Thiruvali. He sustained serious leg and rib injuries. Officials with the private hospital told TNIE that the person died due to cardiac arrest at 10.30 PM on Sunday. With the death, the toll from the accident has rised to 19.

The hospital authorities said the person was actually recovering from the injuries."He suffered severe injuries in the accident, but he was on a recovery stage from those injuries. But the sudden cardiac arrest led to the death," said an official with the hospital.
Aravindakshan's antigen test conducted after the death to find out Covid 19 infection came out negative on the same day. After post mortem, the body of the person will be handed over to the family members.

After the accident, as many as 17 people were admitted to this private hospital alone. Among them, 9 people are still under treatment. While seven people were discharged from the hospital, one person died.
17/08/20 New Indian Express
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