A 59-year-old Singaporean man who was in Bangkok, Thailand for a holiday with his friends, suffered a heart attack on the very first day of his vacation and died, according to Shin Min Daily News.
The man, 59-year-old Mr Wu, was with 9 of his friends for a 4-day 3-night trip in Bangkok, but he suffered a heart attack moments after reaching Thailand.
At the time, the group had alighted from the plane and went for dinner, according to the deceased’s wife Madam Wu, who spoke to SMDN.
She said that her husband had felt pain in his chest after dinner, and on the way back to the hotel, he suddenly fell to the ground after having a heart attack.
One of his friends then immediately performed CPR on him and called for an ambulance.
Madam Wu received the tragic news from her husband’s friend’s daughter, who showed up at her door at night bearing bad news.
She was in disbelief and couldn’t believe it, before informing her sisters and daughters and they booked one-way tickets to Thailand to see her late husband.
She was helped by the Singapore embassy in Thailand, and was told by her husband’s insurance company that it would take a few days to arrange for the body to be sent back to Singapore.
Refusing to delay any longer, she paid out of her own pocket to arrange for her husband’s body to be sent back to Singapore, and she said that whether the insurance company will pay for it, “we shall see”.
The deceased was the breadwinner of the family, and leaves behind three daughters; with the youngest still schooling. and the oldest pregnant.
Madam Wu said that he was excited about being a grandfather and had planned to sell his car in exchange for a 7-seater vehicle so that he could take his grandson out.