Iranian cancer patient dies in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport
ISTANBUL – Doğan News AgencyAn Iranian woman who was suffering from an advanced form of cancer died in Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport early on June 23 as she was departing for the Iranian capital.
Shahnaz Lahoot, who suffered from breast, brain and kidney cancer and was at the end stages of the disease, arrived in Istanbul 10 days ago with her two daughters. However, she was hospitalized a few days ago after she fainted. As Lahoot began to feel better, she decided to return to Tehran with her daughters on June 23.
However, Lahoot fell to the ground while at the check-in counter at around 12:30 a.m. while her daughters were getting information from medics in Iran.
Health personnel were called to the airport and attempted to resuscitate Lahoot for 25 minutes but she was not able to be rescued despite all efforts.