Woman collapses, dies in bathroom in Pangani

Police who saw the body said she had an injury on her forehead

In Summary
  • She was rushed to Gurunanak Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

  • The body was moved to the mortuary pending autopsy and other investigations.

Accident scene.
Accident scene.
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Detectives are investigating an incident in which a 47-year-old woman died after collapsing in the bathroom of her house in Pangani area, Nairobi.

According to police, Sophia Wangari had been taking a shower in her bathroom on June 4 when she collapsed.

A relative who was in the house heard the fall and rushed there.

He found her trying to stand up and informed him she was feeling unwell.

The relative told police Wangari collapsed again and lost consciousness.

He rushed to help her in vain.

She was rushed to Gurunanak Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police who saw the body said she had an injury on her forehead probably occasioned by the fall.

The body was moved to the mortuary pending autopsy and other investigations.

Dandora

In Dandora Phase Three, a man collapsed and died on the roadside.

Police said they were called and informed of the incident that happened on Tuesday afternoon.

The body was moved to the mortuary pending identification and autopsy.

Dagorreti

Elsewhere in Ngando area, Dagorreti, the body of a 30-year-old farmhand was found lying near a pit latrine.

The owner of the home told police she arrived home on Tuesday night and found Samuel Ekiru lying next to a latrine unresponsive.

She called for help and rushed him to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police said the man did not have any visible injuries at the time the body was discovered and they are yet to establish the cause of the death.

The body was moved to the mortuary pending autopsy as part of the probe into the death, police said.

At least one case is reported in the city daily.

Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei said cases of sudden deaths are on the rise in the city and that most of them are out of natural causes.

He said some of them are still pending under investigations.

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