360° Coverage : Indian found unconscious for 15 hours in UAE airport

1 Updates
Indian found unconscious for 15 hours in UAE airport
Photo Credit: KARIM SAHIB, Getty Images

Indian found unconscious for 15 hours in UAE airport

Jul 18 2013, 8:48am CDT | by

Dubai, July 18 (IANS) An expatriate Indian remained unconscious in an airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for 15 hours before he was found in that condition, a media report said.

Dubai, July 18 — An expatriate Indian remained unconscious in an airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for 15 hours before he was found in that condition, a media report said. Sambandan Siva, 51...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Indian found unconscious for 15 hours in UAE airport

Jul 18 2013, 8:48am CDT | by

Dubai, July 18 (IANS) An expatriate Indian remained unconscious in an airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for 15 hours before he was found in that condition, a media report said.

Dubai, July 18 — An expatriate Indian remained unconscious in an airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for 15 hours before he was found in that condition, a media report said.

Sambandan Siva, 51, who works in a UAE-based firm and had taken a month's leave as he was not keeping well, was supposed to board an Air Arabia flight July 2 evening from Sharjah International Airport and reach Chennai in India at 2.30 a.m. July 3.

He had completed his check-in and also cleared immigration but lost consciousness thereafter, the Xpress of Dubai reported.

However, he was discovered in that state only July 3 morning after his worried family contacted his employers, the Al Huraiz Group, when he failed to arrive by the scheduled flight.

Company officials then contacted the airline and airport authorities.

"An airport official took his details from us and went in the airport to search for him," an Al Huraiz Group official was quoted as saying.

"At around 11.30 a.m., we were informed that he had been found and was in bad shape. They cancelled his immigration check and handed him over to us. We immediately rushed him to Rashid Hospital," the official said.

Siva is now lying in a coma at the hospital in Dubai and his condition is said to be critical.

"I really don't know whom I should blame, the airport authority who didn't notice (him) for 15 hours or the airline which didn't bother to check for the passenger after issuing the boarding card," a company official was cited as writing in a complaint to the Sharjah airport authorities.

The airport authorities have assured the company that the matter would be looked into and action taken but did not respond when the Xpress tried to contact them.

The company official said that had Siva been noticed earlier, he would have received timely medical treatment and would not have been in the condition he is now.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Iran rejects UN human rights report as 'unfair'
Tehran, Oct 29 (IANS) The recent report by the UN rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran is unfair and politically motivated, the official IRNA news agency said Wednesday quoting Iran's permanent mission to the United Nations.
 
 
Suspicious cyber activity detected on White House network
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS/EFE) The White House has detected suspicious cyber activity on one of its computer systems in the Executive Office of the President (EOP) where US President Barrack Obama's most important officials work.
 
 
Syrian rebels enter Kobane from Turkey to fight IS
Damascus, Oct 29 (IANS) Around 50 Syrian opposition fighters entered the predominantly Kurdish city of Kobane from the Turkish border Wednesday to join the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorists, a monitoring group said.
 
 
Zambian President Michael Sata dies in London
Nairobi, Oct 29 (IANS/EFE) Zambian President Michael Sata has died in London where he was receiving medical treatment for the past week, government sources told Zambian media Wednesday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Chloe Grace Moretz: I'm a geek
Chloe Grace Moretz is a ''geek'' when she's at home. The 17-year-old actress - who can be seen playing a prostitute alongside Denzel Washington in new action thriller film 'The Equalizer' - insists she lives a pretty...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
High powered MRI scans identify language centres in brain
Vienna, Oct 29 (IANS) A study from the Medical University of Vienna found how 7-Tesla ultra high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be used to clearly show the brain areas responsible for speech processing...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Timothy Spall sees 'certain parallels' with William Turner
Timothy Spall sees ''certain parallels'' between himself and William Turner. Spall, 57, plays the influential painter in his new film 'Mr. Turner', for which he won the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival, and...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Trinidad cricket board condemns Windies players pull out
Port-of-Spain, Oct 29 (IANS/CMC) The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) has condemned the recent decision by the West Indies cricketers to abort their tour of India. The condemnation came in the form of a motion...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Binge drinking hampers memory in long run
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) High doses of alcohol during adolescence may continue to affect the brain even after drinking stops, leading to structural changes in the brain and memory deficits, says a significant study....
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
EU: inspiring innovation through 3D-printed robot
Brussels, Oct 29 (IANS) The European Union (EU) said that it has a 3D-printed robot ready to be introduced in schools to cultivate the creativity of students studying mechanics, computer sciences, electronics and 3D...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
'Confident West Indies will appear in 2015 World Cup'
Sydney, Oct 29 (IANS/CMC) John Harden, 2015 Cricket World Cup chief executive, has said he is confident that the former champions West Indies will appear at next year's event in Australia and New Zealand. Harden...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
NASA cargo spacecraft explodes minutes after launch
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) In a shocking incident, an unmanned commercial rocket carrying crucial scientific cargo for the International Space Station (ISS) exploded moments after lift-off Tuesday evening. Orbital...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Sleep disturbances linked to higher Alzheimer's risk in men
London, Oct 29 (IANS) Elderly men with self-reported sleep disturbances run a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men without self-reported sleep disturbances, says a study. "We demonstrate that men...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Champ Bailey Retires From the NFL
Former Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey retired from the NFL on Oct. 28.Bailey ends his career as one of the top shutdown cornerbacks in league history, per Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official website:"Longtime...
Read more on Sport Balla