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Gujarat Tourist Dies of Cardiac Arrest in South Kashmir

Srinagar, June 18 (WD) – A tragic incident unfolded in the Qazigund area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district as a tourist from Gujarat lost her life due to a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Shah Hansaben, a 52-year-old woman from Vadodara, Gujarat.

Shah Hansaben was traveling with her husband, Mahendra Bhai, when she began experiencing severe chest pain. The couple was on a mini bus traveling through Vessu Qazigund, a picturesque yet remote area in South Kashmir, known for its serene landscapes and attracting many tourists from across the country.

Upon noticing her distress, fellow passengers and locals promptly acted to provide immediate assistance. Recognizing the severity of her condition, they rushed her to the nearest medical facility, GMC Anantnag, in hopes of receiving urgent medical care.

Despite the swift action and efforts of the medical staff at GMC Anantnag, Shah Hansaben was declared dead upon arrival. The doctors attributed her sudden demise to cardio-pulmonary arrest, a condition where the heart and lungs cease to function effectively.

This incident has cast a pall of sorrow over the traveling group and highlights the unpredictable nature of health emergencies, especially while traveling. Cardio-pulmonary arrest can occur suddenly and often requires immediate medical intervention, which can be challenging in remote locations.

Local authorities have commenced further proceedings related to the incident. They have assured that all necessary steps are being taken to assist the grieving family and manage the situation with the utmost sensitivity and care.

The tragic death of Shah Hansaben serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of being aware of one’s health condition before embarking on travel, especially to areas where medical facilities might not be readily accessible. It also underscores the need for having emergency medical support readily available in tourist hotspots.

The local tourism department and health services are likely to review this incident to improve emergency response strategies for future tourists. This incident, while unfortunate, could lead to better preparedness and infrastructure to handle medical emergencies in tourist regions.

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