Video: Moment Nigerian lady died while dancing during school reunion

Moment a lady died while dancing during a school reunion program was captured on video.

The woman identified as Eunice Osarugue Egbobawaye, reportedly a journalist, was so full of life at the event when she suddenly collapsed and people thought she was resting, only for them to detect moments later she was not responding to touch.

Video: Moment Nigerian lady died while dancing during school reunion

She was immediately rushed to the hospital but pronounced dead on arrival.

A man identified as Jefferson Uwoghiren gave an account of what happened

Life like a candle. Yesterday evening I ran into this my beloved sister and Media Colleague, fervent in her appreciation of my support for NAWOJ, at Hallmark Supermarket, On Sapele Road, Benin City. Happy, healthy and wearing a white t-shirt, she warmly greeted me as her trolley loads of household goods stood attention as I caught glimpses of her increasingly qualitative purchasing power.

This morning she participated in the 60th Anniversary of her old school, Maria Gorretti and was the soul of the party as shown here in this video. Few minutes later, she collapsed and packed up! Just like that. It’s winter suddenly in summer. Like a candle in the wind, life the fickle soul turned smoky and dark. Words failed me again! Let me drink my tears out.

Another account on her death

Dr Uyi Usoro: *An account of events surrounding final moments of late Sister Eunice Osarugue Egbobawaye*

She was said to have been dancing in the school hall then slumped on a chair. Was presumed to be tired but when she did not respond, Doctors were alerted and checked her. No peripheral pulses were palpated.

Mis information about her being an asthmatic made the doctors administer pufffs of salbutamol to her via inhaler. When alerted, (smagoga doctors) we met her lying on the ground outside the hall. We stopped the inhaler, could only palpate the left temporal pulse and continued anti shock management and CPR. Then rushed her to the nearest private medical centre opposite the school but they had no oxygen.

Moved her to Central hospital in the hope of getting full complement of resuscitation facilities viz oxygen, defribillator. Upon arrival at central hospital, she was pronounced BID ( brought in dead). No defribillator.

We continued administering CPR on the way to UBTH, in expectation of getting a defribillator. Although a team was at reception to receive her, they confirmed no cardiac activity and also confirmed as bid.
Her corpse was then transferred to Stella Obasanjo Hospital and Morgue.

*Additional history from relative*
She was a known hypertensive, was ill 3months ago, collapsed after an injection administration and was in a coma for one week. Also had severe headaches two weeks ago and lapsed into unconsciousness for 24hours. Her attending Doctor had advised her to do some comprehensive check up and investigations which she postponed. She had severe headache prior to the opening ceremony of the 60th school anniversary.

Diagnosis: *Tentative cause of death is Cardiorespiratory arrest secondary to hemorrhagic stroke/ ruptured aneurysm*.
[7/12, 5:33 PM] Dr Uyi Usoro: *Lessons learnt*
*Regular medical check ups.
*Don’t ignore warning signs, subsequent attacks of strokes almost always fatal.
*Proper ventilation while decorating the hall.
*Ambulance for every AGM ceremony.
*CPR training.
*Medical outreach should not be combined with other activities.
*Also food and drinks should be available to avoid hypoglycemic attacks.

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