In a tragic incident, a 58-year-old woman from Ranipet, who had come to receive her husband at the Chennai airport, collapsed and died while eating lunch with him at the airport cafeteria on Friday.
Airport sources said Chitra had arrived at the airport by noon and had met her husband, Maria Susai, who arrived on an Air India flight from Delhi. The couple proceeded to have lunch at the cafeteria inside the airport complex and were half-way through the meal when Chitra complained of dizziness.
Police suspect Chitra, a diabetic, had not eaten for some time and then had food in a hurry, triggering a sudden spike in blood sugar levels, causing her to faint. Her husband and airport employees attempted to revive her and called for medical assistance. By the time a team of paramedics arrived on the scene she had died.
Airport Police were alerted and her body was taken to the Chromepet GH for post-mortem. Her body was later released and her aggrieved husband was said to have received her body.