British traveler dies of heart attack at airport

Tourists at Velana International Airport on July 15, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

A traveler who was at the Velana International Airport to travel back home after vacationing in Maldives has died of a heart attack. 

Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) identified the deceased as a British male. 

MACL’s Corporate Communications Manager Shamman Shakir told Sun the traveler suffered a heart attack while inside the smoking area of the airport on Thursday morning. 

“He died under treatment at the airport’s Emergency Room after he suffered the heart attack,” said Shamman. 

The body of the deceased traveler has been transferred to a hospital.