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Ghanaian-American aboard United Airline flight allegedly dies due to ‘negligence’

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Man travelling alone to D. C. goes unconscious

Angry passenger appeals to United Airline to help Ghanaian who had fainted

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Twitter user calls on the family of deceased to sue United Airlines

A Twitter user has narrated circumstances that, according to him, led to the death of a Ghanaian-American at Washington D. C. in the United States of America on Sunday, February 6, 2022, between 6:15 AM and 7:30 AM EST.

The user, Eche Enziga @Echecrates explained that the Ghanaian, whose name he gave as Benson Awuah, who also goes by the name Kwabena Attah, was with him on the same United flight (Flight No. UA 997) from Accra to D. C., but upon disembarking from the plane at the Dulles Airport, he noticed something going wrong ahead of him.

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“Our @united flight lands in D. C. As we get off the plane, we notice commotion on the walkway; a man has collapsed and is gasping for air struggling to breathe.

“Airport staff and United personnel are standing around frozen to the spot. Nobody was helping this man,” he tweeted.

He explained further that he took it upon himself to help out, and soon, the man lying on the floor was out of the woods, but only for a while.

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“I walked over to the man and noticed he had passed out. I started applying pressure to his chest area. After 15 seconds of pressure, he comes back to life. At this point, we begging United staff to call the paramedics.

“Paramedics arrive after 20 minutes; the man is laying on his back, still struggling to breathe but unconscious. The paramedics arrive with no sense of urgency; it takes them 10 minutes to start attending to the man,” he added.

Eche Enziga added that soon, the paramedics got ready to move the man out of the place but he noticed something wasn’t right.

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It was, however, too late to save the situation any longer.

“They place the man in the gurney and say ‘we’ve got it from here.’ Something bothered me about their lack of urgency. I noticed the man had stopped breathing again, and I called it to their attention. This time they couldn’t resuscitate him, and this man died.

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“I’m typing with rage because this man did not have to die. The utter callousness and lack of urgency displayed by @united airline staff will stay with me for a long time. The man was an American citizen but it didn’t matter because his skin color was the wrong colour,” he added.

According to the eyewitness, the deceased who spoke Twi was travelling alone; he called on the dead man’s family to sue the airline in a way that would greatly affect them.

“This man was travelling alone, I’m not sure who his family is, but he spoke Twi. To the family of that man, I hope you bring the biggest wrongful death suit against @united.

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“We used to say ‘don’t let Nigeria’ happen to you. Now we must also say ‘don’t let America happen to you’ as a black man or woman. That man held on to my hand and wouldn’t let me leave even when the paramedics arrived. Almost like he knew he couldn’t trust the system to protect him,” he said.

As of the time of going to press, GhanaWeb had made several attempts via phone calls and a text message to reach officials at the Ghana office of United Airlines for an official response, but to no avail.

source :ghsnaweb.com

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Nominations Opened for 2022 Top 50 Young CEOs in Ghana Ranking

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Leading African PR & Rating firm, Avance Media in partnership with TheYCEO.com have opened nominations for the ranking of the 2022 Top 50 Young CEOs in Ghana. The ranking, which was launched in 2018, has become a notable list of the top-performing CEOs under 40 excelling in their roles in various organizations across the country.

Nominations that are supposed to be submitted before 10th June 2022 can be done via the online portal www.avancemedia.org/nominate

Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media also announced the addition of a special award known as the Young CEO of the Year Award to the annual ranking of the Top 50 Young CEOs in Ghana. The selection of the winner will be from the 50 and will be decided by the public in a 100% voting exercise.

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READ ALSO:Avance Media Releases 2021 List For 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians

As part of the celebration of the 5th edition of the ranking, Avance Media and TheYCEO.com in partnership with various institutions will be hosting the first Young CEOs in Ghana summit which would become an annual event and confab for young CEOs in Ghana to network and learn from each other.

The Young CEOs in Ghana Summit will also be used to honour young Ghanaian CEOS for their contribution to the development of the entrepreneurship and innovation space in Ghana.

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