Austrian take ill at airport
Airport: A 75-year-old Austrian collapsed in front of a boarding gate at the airport on Thursday morning.
Wolf Diedrich Goessler, a resident of Graz who had come to India in December on a spiritual tour, has been admitted to Charnock Hospital.
A hospital official said Goessler was a cardiac patient and had undergone an aortic valve replacement a few years back. "He is suffering from arrhythmia. Doctors will examine him and decide whether he needs a permanent pacemaker," the official said.
"I was fine when I left my hotel for the airport. At the airport, as I was about to board the (Emirates) fight, I collapsed and passed out," Goessler recounted. The airline has conveyed the passenger's condition to the Austrian embassy.
Goessler, who studied Sanskrit in Vienna, arrived in Calcutta from Puri on Wednesday.