Keralite dies of heart attack in Sharjah

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Sharjah, July 25 (IANS) A Keralite died here of heart attack just a day before he was supposed to return to India, a media report said.

Sundaresan Asokan, 46, was working with a metal fabrication company in Dubai. According to his colleagues, he had resigned from the firm and was supposed to fly to his hometown in Kerala on Monday night, the Gulf News reported.

“He came out (of his house) on Sunday to sign the final settlement papers sent by the company. Then, he came out on Sunday night, complained of chest pain and collapsed,” said a colleague.

Asokan’s colleagues called an ambulance and rushed him to a hospital. However, he passed away due to heart attack before reaching the hospital, the daily said.

Asokan, a father of two, had joined the firm only four months ago.

“He did not want to stay and wanted to leave,” a company official said, refuting allegations that employees, including Asokan, had not been paid salaries.

–IANS

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