Sad as US-based Ghanaian woman collapses and dies at Dulles International Airport

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A US-based Ghanaian woman has reportedly collapsed and died at Dulles International Airport, reports 

The deceased, Mrs. Lena Palma Ahoto, according to the report had just returned from a 10-day holiday trip to Ghana with her daughter but collapsed at the airport.

Family sources indicate that she showed no signs of sickness when she left Ghana back to her base in the States through Ethiopian Airlines, where she transited at Addis Ababavbefore emplaning to her final destination.

It is gathered that Mrs. Lena Palma Ahoto was fine while on her journey until she arrived at Dulles International Airport when she complained of her inability to breathe.

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While going through immigration formalities, she passed out with her daughter by her side, prompting health personnel at the airport to call
for emergency services.

A brother of the deceased, only identified as Sammy, who was at the airport to pick her up, was called in only to see his sister on life
support as doctors worked round the clock to resuscitate her.

She was subsequently rushed to a health facility but died shortly on admission.

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A one-week commemoration of her death has since been held at Tema Community 11 Rama Down Lane 4 in Ghana for the late Mrs. Lena Palma Ahoto, while funeral arrangements in the USA will be announced later.

The family in Ghana confirmed her unfortunate passing, indicating that her death was a big blow and least expected.

Information from MyNewsgh was added to this report.


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