The 24-year-old Cameroonian asylum seeker from Moria hotspot who died on Lesvos appears to have had a serious ischaemic cardiac episode, the coroner who examined the body said on Tuesday.
Toxicological and tissue analysis is pending, sources said.
The young man was living at Moria and was transported to the Mytilini Hospital at 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday, only to be pronounced dead.
Migration Policy Minister Dimitris Vitsas had said earlier in an interview that other Moria camp residents had taken the migrant to the camp’s health centre but “despite the best efforts of the medical staff in Moria and later at the hospital in Mytilene, they were unable to save him.”
The young asylum seeker was living in an Isobox that was heated intermittently. He spoke English and French and was a member of the Catholic community of Mytilini which has assumed the responsibility for his burial.
Referring to weather conditions in the surrounding area, Vitsas said that meteorologists were not forecasting extreme weather conditions on the islands of the northern Aegean but authorities have nevertheless made all necessary preparations, with the main focus on Samos where the migrant hotspot is overcrowded.