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Kuwaiti citizen passes away in Istanbul Airport, FM orders probe

KUWAIT, April 23: 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.

Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah

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 today’s flights, and were due to fly tomorrow 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 today’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.
Al-Ghareeb was immediately whisked to hospital but he was dead, said the statement.

Minister Sheikh Ahmad instructed an investigation into the causes of the death (KUNA)

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