BREAKING NEWS: Minibus driver dies while on duty

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BREAKING NEWS: Minibus driver dies while on duty
Leslie Thomas.
Leslie Thomas.

A minibus driver died today, September 19, while commuting his normal route from Vieux Fort to Soufriere.

Reports are that Leslie Thomas, 42, also known as Snowflakes, began sweating profusely and requested the assistance of a passenger in transporting him to the hospital.

According to officials at the Soufriere Fire Station they received a call at about 7:00a.m that Thomas was in need of medical assistance.

Emergency services responded to the nearest location of the bus and transported Thomas to the St. Jude Hospital.

It is unclear at this time what may have led to his demise. However, relatives said that Thomas suffered from a long history of hypertension.

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  1. I would love to say i will surely miss u daddy. I love u with all my heart amd i wish u were here to see kern and i grow up.
    Rest In Perfect Peace
    It kills me that I can't tell how much I love u right now I will your laughter
    I have alway loved u and i will alway love u

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  2. Nobody ask you to comment. What has that to do with the minister and the Souf. hospital. If you do not have anything to say, shut the hell up.

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  3. May his soul rest in peace. I just have to say we are all at risk. Bus and taxi drivers are always to busy to check their blood sugar and their blood pressure. They have people lives in their hands everyday. They care about making money. Are you aware that there are a number of people who have seizures (fits) driving. On the Gros Islet bus stand has one, among others. There are a lot of people with high blood pressure who do not take their medication and can have a heart attack or a stroke at any time. The diabetic drivers who can go into a coma at any time. Just think about it. They must work but the authorities need to make sure that they do what I required of them and they must show it when they go to pay their license's. A great chance we are all taking, including pedestrians.

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  4. Smh at sum A--Holes!!!!!! Who just live to write crap online....i read the article 5 times and no weh did i see the mention of soufriere hospital.....actually i saw St. Judes .....so those of you callin for investigation and even mentioning alvina name.....shut the hell up and learn to read.....i really thought one needed to be literate to read an article and comment guess i was wrong....it is embarrassing for St. Lucians the amount of rubbish you can write on here and get away with it....

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  5. A greater tragedy was averted, I guess the God squaders would say Jesus took the wheel.R.I.P Mr. Thomas and my condolences goes out to your family. We as men need to take greater responsibility when it comes to our health. I am sure a low fat diet, regular exercise and supplements would have prolonged this man's life. We get so enticed by the rat race,we get trapped in the health hazards of conspicuous consumption.I hope hospital negligence was not a contributing factor to his death.

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    • what are you talking about? who wants you to lecture or educate them on the subject on Health? First two sentences were sensible enough. Hey im not saying you are wrong but not the time for health advice. RIP snowflakes.

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    • Profuse sweating by a hypertensive is a sign of myocardial infraction which is a heart attack. in hypoglycemia if the client was sweating profusely he would not be able to speak as he would have been confused or in a coma.

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  6. Dear Anonymous:my mother in law went to soufriere hospital wile suffering a heart attach and they were wonderful and saved her life - it's not all negative

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  7. What hospital? I don't know what Alvina is talking about - Soufriere need a hospital!! my sympathy to the family

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  8. My sincere condolences to his family.Death is never an easy thing to cope with ,but may God strengthen them as they grieve the passing of their love one

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  9. Sweating profusely is most definitely one of the symptoms of a heartattack,if only he kept a bottle of baby asprin in his car it may ,have turned out differently.As a RN I have seen several patients save their own lives just by taken one aspirin at the sudden onset of these symptoms, but the still have to get to the nearest ER.

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  10. May he RIP. Condolences to the family but a huge thank you to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost for looking out for those other families that could have been affected.

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  11. Seriously, rushed a dying man to Soufriere Hospital? I am going to ask the obvious....was there a doctor? This is quite a calamity and no one is investigating this so call hospital?

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  12. So sad may he rest in peace. To the family may the good Lord strengthen you all I pray. One never know when death will come that's why we must be prepared. RIP

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