The OSCE SMM observers saw a body of a 80-year-old man who died at Maiorsk checkpoint on June 27. He was waiting in a queue to enter the uncontrolled territory and then fell down, as the OSCE SMM report says.
“The doctor informed the SMM officers that within half an hour the man was receiving medical assistance, but later he pronounced death from a heart attack,” the message says.
Earlier, the Charity Fund “Right to protection” reported this on its website. According to the doctors of ASAP the voluntary medical service, who work at the checkpoint, heart attack is a preliminary cause of death.
OSCE SMM previous report informed that people at the checkpoint were fainting.
“At the government checkpoint north of the bridge near Stanytsia Luhanska the SMM saw about 700 people in a queue to leave government-controlled areas. While on the bridge, the SMM saw several elderly people not being able to walk due to the heat and trying to rest in the shade. A woman and a man (about 80 and 70 years old) told the SMM that they were not able to continue walking due to the heat. A member of the Ukrainian Emergency Services told the SMM that ten people had fainted that day and received aid due to the high temperatures,” the report says.