27 Oct, 2014 @ 11:18
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Man left to die at Madrid airport amid Ebola fear

A NIGERIAN man was left to die at Madrid’s international airport amid fears that he had Ebola. 

The man was left lying trembling on the floor for over an hour before he received medical treatment, as airport staff refused to touch him.

After losing consciousness he was transported to hospital where he later died.

At 5pm on October 18, police officers at Spain’s Madrid-Barajas airport reported that a man was lying trembling on the floor.

The airport’s medical team decided to call the Health Ministry’s specialist Ebola service which arrived 50 minutes later.

At 6.30pm it was finally determined that he did not have Ebola and an ambulance was called – he died half an hour later.

A post mortem revealed that the man was suffering the effects of a cocaine overdose after several bags of the drug had burst in his stomach.


Rob Horgan

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  1. It doesn’t bode well for a real Ebola emergency when it takes so long to deal with an apparent one. This, in Madrid, where they have already experienced something like this. No one expects airport staff to deal with the situation, but should it really take the best part of an hour for the crack medical team to swing into action?

  2. Shame on you lot in Madrid Airport .This man has died because you lot done nothing ..stood back and watched him suffer and die .Hope myself or any of my family dont take ill in Madrid .what a bunch of cowards

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