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NIGERIAN WOMAN DIES OF CARDIAC ARREST IN U.S

By NBF News

A Nigerian woman has died in the United States of America of suspected cardiac arrest.

Chinwe Ogbonna, 47, had been visiting the Potomac, Maryland, home of former Abia State governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, along with other friends, when she suffered what was believed to be a heart seizure. Her medical history later showed she had lived with a heart condition for some time.

Ogbonna reportedly arrived the home of her host around 8.15pm on Thursday, last week, to discuss the latest political developments in Abia State, and Nigeria at large.

While she was yet settling down with her other friends, she suddenly screamed in pain, clutching her chest. She then started vomiting.

Her host called the ambulance, which arrived and medics tried to help, but she died at about 8.38pm.

The police in Potomac, Maryland, waded into the matter, questioning eyewitnesses, and searching the house for any clue of foul play. None was found, and the death is being treated as a suspected case of cardiac arrest.

Chinwe Ogbonna became acquainted with Kalu only last June, and had shown keen interest in political developments back home in Nigeria. Her health history indicates that she had been living with a heart condition.

Police preliminary report shows that she may have died a natural death. A full autopsy report is being awaited.