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Neurosurgery center confirms death of Kazakh student

Kazakhstan Materials 31 August 2011 12:53 (UTC +04:00)
Director General of the Kazakh Republican Center of Neurosurgery Serik Akshulakov confirmed the death of the Kazakh student Aynur Ahmetova, who fell into a coma while in the United States.
Neurosurgery center confirms death of Kazakh student

Kazakhstan, Astana, Aug.31/ Trend, A. Maratov /

Director General of the Kazakh Republican Center of Neurosurgery Serik Akshulakov confirmed the death of the Kazakh student Aynur Ahmetova, who fell into a coma while in the United States.

"She really died last Sunday, at 5:20 a.m. on Aug. 28 from cardiac arrest. Her family was present when she died," Akshulakov said.

He said Ahmetova's state of health was extremely difficult despite all rehabilitation measures taken here in her homeland.

"Despite intensive therapy, her heart, which continued to function as the body was young, stopped. Other organs, kidneys, lungs and liver, stopped functioning. The brain was dead before, which we repeatedly explained and showed to her relatives," Akshulakov said.

Ahmetova's funeral was held in Pavlodar, where she was born.

Earlier Aynur Ahmetova was delivered from the U.S. to the Republican Center of Neurosurgery in Astana in a state of coma. Her delivery was financed using sponsorship funds worth $100,000.

Massachusetts police continues investigating the incident, Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman Ilyas Omarov told Trend.

"It is necessary to wait for results. The situation is under control of the Consulate General of Kazakhstan in the U.S.," Omarov said.
He said the police continue to question the owner of the motel.

"Aynur's relatives may appeal to U.S. authorities with a request for an independent investigation. The Kazakh Consulate General selected a private law firm, with its own translators, and Russian-speaking lawyers and investigators," he said.

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