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Kuwaiti probes citizen’s death in Istanbul

KUWAIT: Kuwait Foreign Ministry announced a citizen has passed away at Istanbul Airport on Thursday evening, and Minister Sheikh Dr Ahmad Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah opened an investigation over this case. The citizen, Anwar Mohammad Al-Ghareeb, came to Istanbul Airport to be repatriated back to Kuwait although he and his family were not listed on Thursday’s flights, and were due to fly Friday, the ministry added in a statement.

The deceased asked, while boarding passes were distributed, employees of Kuwait Consulate in Istanbul who were at the airport to register him and his family in Thursday’s flights, it explained. The employees asked him to wait until they finish the distribution and to see if there are people who did not show up, then he and his family would be allowed to board, it said, but the deceased became furious and fainted.

Ghareeb was immediately whisked to hospital but he was pronounced dead upon arrival, said the statement. Minister Sheikh Ahmad instructed an investigation into the causes of the death. – KUNA

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