A father and son, displaced from Salahaddin province, died of heart attack on Monday in a district of Sulaymaniyah province, a medical source anonymously said.
Hussein Ahmad, 71, and his son Mohammed, 31, both died in the emergency department of Shahid Hazhar Hospital on May 16th, 2022 in Kalar district of Sulaymaniyah.
Salah Falah, the son-in-law of the family, said Hussein and Mohammed went to the bazaar to exchange money yesterday afternoon.
“Hussein fell on the ground in front of an exchange office and was taken to the emergency department of Shahid Hazhar Hospital but he was transferred to Kalar General hospital because he was in a bad health condition and died there,” Falah said.
The boy loved his father very much, and he probably could not bear his death.
"He had a son named Mohammed Hussein, a teacher, who also suddenly fell to the ground in the hospital (while escorting his father)," Falah added.
“The boy loved his father very much, and he probably could not bear his death.”
The family is from Hamrin area of Salahaddin province and was displaced to Kalar district in 2003 after the fall of the Ba'ath regime led by Saddam Hussein.
A source at Shahid Hazhar Hospital in Kalar told KirkukNow that the father and son both died of heart attacks.
"His son fell to the ground in the emergency department and we quickly rescued him, but he (also) died," said the source said the source anonymously as he was not authorized to speak to the media.
"We examined his son and found that he had died of a heart attack. It seems that the family has genetic heart disease," the anonymous source added.
The bodies of the son and father were sent to their home town for burial last night.
About 30,000 internally displaced persons IDPs, inside and outside the camps for the IDPs, live in the districts of Kifri, Kalar and Darbandikhan under Garmian administration, according to Bestun Zhazhlayi, head of the IDPs department in the Garmian administration, northeast of Bagdhad, part of Sulaymaniyah province.
According to joint coordination center of the Kurdistan Regional Government KRG, 54% of the IDPs in Kurdistan Region of Iraq KRI are from Ninewa province, 14% from Salahaddin, 13% from Anbar beside many from Diyala, Baghdad and Kirkuk.