Turkish patient dies during blackout in Germany
Hürriyet photoA Turkish ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) patient living in Rüsselsheim in the German state of Hesse died when a regional blackout caused his respirator to shut down, daily Hürriyet reported.
Ali Çağlayan, 47, needed the machine that regulated his breathing only at night, and not during the day.
When the electricity was shut down for hours, the machine failed to work and Çağlayan passed away in his bed.
The local prosecutor has launched an investigation while police have seized the respirator to conduct a further inspection.