Man dies on the street ater vomiting blood
By: Issah Alhassan, Kumasi
It was a bizarre sight to behold at Adum on Tuesday morning, when a man, in his early forties, collapsed and died after vomiting a huge amount of blood.
The deceased, who was later identified through a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) card found on him as Richard Osei. He reportedly vomited and collapsed in the middle of the road leading to HELLO FM in the central business district, eventually dying.
The incident occurred around 10:00 a.m. when traders and hawkers were busily going about their daily activities in the popular PZ area.
According to an eyewitness who refused to disclose his identity, the deceased was spotted coughing and vomiting amidst cries for help.
He said, when he approached him and enquired what was actually wrong with him, he could not talk, but kept coughing and vomiting until his breath ceased.
The eyewitness said at this juncture, he tried getting through to the ambulance service, but to no avail, however, when they finally managed to get to the police, Richard was already dead.
An amount of GH¢35, a mobile phone, an NHIS card, and drugs were found on the deceased, whose body has since been conveyed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital by police crime scene investigators for further identification and autopsy.
When The Chronicle arrived at the scene, the body of the deceased had already been wrapped and was ready to be conveyed to the hospital.
Some of the traders, later, told the paper that they spotted the deceased vomiting, but feared to go to his aid, because they thought he had been infected by a contagious disease.
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