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THIRD Person Dies From Tragic 'Thunderstorm Asthma' Disaster

Reports say a third person has died following Monday's 'Thunderstorm Asthma' outbreak in Melbourne.

Apollo Papadopoulos, 35, lost his life after what is believed to have been an asthma attack.

It comes after news broke that Hope Carnevali, 20, died on the front lawn of her home, and Omar Moujallad, 18, died on his way to the hospital as the result of a massive asthma attack.

The spate of asthma attacks across Melbourne triggered by a storm on Monday left emergency services struggling, as people with breathing difficulties presented at emergency rooms, called ambulances and rushed to chemists for inhaler.

Ambulance Victoria was overwhelmed with 1900 calls between 6pm and 11pm 


(Apollo, Image: Herald Sun)

According to The Herald Sun, friend Dee Kay took to Facebook to let friends know Apollo 'passed away from an asthma attack and was trying to be revived at the house by paramedics for over 50 minutes with no luck.”

Victoria's emergency management watchdog will review the state's handling of the crisis.


Source: The Herald Sun 

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