A BRIT has collapsed and died while waiting for his luggage just moments after getting off a British Airways flight in South Africa.
Michael Joseph Morris and his wife had just landed at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg after having taken off from Heathrow.
While they were waiting for their luggage Mr Morris went to the bathroom at the international arrivals where he suddenly collapsed, Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) CEO Mpumi Mpofu said.
She said: "Acsa paramedics responded immediately and attended to Mr Morris but he was declared dead at the scene and we provided assistance to his distraught wife".
A British Airways source said: "The poor man was on the BA057 which had just landed to go on holiday with his family when he collapsed in the gentleman's lavatory on arrival.
"Everything possible was done to save him but he died. The family have abandoned their holiday while the British Embassy helps organise the repatriation of the body."
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A British Embassy official was on the same flight and took control and offered consular support to Mr Morris’s wife who is thought to have been with other family members.
They are all due to fly back to London Heathrow airport today.
The cause of his death is under investigation but is not said to be suspicious, Acsa said.
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