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New Zealand dies of heart attack in market

by on Jan.03, 2011, under Places

A 55 year old New Zealand national suffered a heart attack and died inside a restroom of the Mati Public market while the nation celebrates the New Year. The foreigner was on board Bachelor Bus from Davao City and arrived at the Mati Overland Transport Terminal Complex around 2 p.m. The owner of stall no. 10 of the terminal complex said that when the victim a lightened from the bus near her stall she observed that the foreigner was wearing only one sandal with his legs swollen. The victim was said to have walked in a staggered manner appearing weak and holding the steel railings of the terminal to prevent him self from falling down. The victim was seen entering the restroom of the nearby public market. The restroom collector said while the man was inside he heard something hit the door and so he called his companion to check. The restroom collector and his companion found the foreigner lying on his back unconscious. Civil security unit personnel on duty brought the victim to the hospital. The attending physician tried to revive the victim but in vain. The victim was declared dead. The cause of the death was acute myocardial infarction commonly known as heart attack. The city of government of Mati has already coordinated with the Embassy of New Zealand.

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