Mr. Ademola Adekele, a passenger with Etihad Airways, in the early hours of Wednesday slumped and died at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
The diseased passenger was supposed to be checked-in on flight EY674 (AUH) which was supposed to depart at 09:55hrs when he slumped.
There was a power outage on Wednesday evening that briefly stopped operations at the airport.
The power outage which lasted for about 30 minutes happened when an aircraft arrived for landing of passengers.
The passenger who arrived the airport early in the morning, slumped and gulped for breath, while he was in a sitting position at about 5:30am.
It was learnt that immediately he slumped, an anonymous passenger tried strongly to recover him by pumping his chest.
However, he was too weak and could not respond to the first aid administered on him before the arrival of the Port Health officials at the airport.
It took about 30 minutes before the officials of Port Health could arrive at the scene of the incident.
The Port Health officials applied oxygen on him in order to revive him but he was said to have passed away.
Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) ambulance arrived at the scene to move the body of the diseased to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for proper medical checks where he was also confirmed dead.
It was recalled that last Sunday, a passenger of African World Airlines (AWA) slumped at the same airport, but was later revived by the officials of Port Health service at the airport.
Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, Spokesperson of FAAN, and Joseph Alabi spokesman of Lagos Airport Police command, confirmed the incident.
Also, the FAAN spokesperson confirmed the power outage which she said was immediately restored.
Though the cause of the power outage could not be determined as at the time of filing this report.
The issue of power outage has become a recurrent issue at the airport.