Another American died in the Dominican Republic, totaling at leastand four this month. Khalid Ankins, 46, from Denver, Colorado, died Tuesday in the Dominican Republic, according to the New York Daily News. A State Department spokesman confirmed to CBS News that a US citizen had died in the Dominican Republic on June 25th. The cause of his death has not been revealed.
Colorado station KDVR-TV first reported on Atkins on Tuesday night when he was forced to leave a regular plane because he was too ill to fly. His daughter-in-law, Marla Stryck, KDVR-TV vomited into the airplane's bathroom and was hospitalized in Santa Domingo, where they told her that his kidneys failed. His daughter, Mia Adkins, wrote on her Facebook page that her father was "very sick" after her visit to the Dominican Republic last week. the plane that "spent the last three days there in critical condition ̵
This is the fourth death this month from an American visit to the Dominican Republic.died on June 13 and died on June 10th. The United States and the Dominican Republic for nine years.
The deaths of Americans are believed to have happened after they complained that they felt bad after eating food or drinking outside the hotel minibars. The US Embassy in Santo Domingothat death was connected.
CBS News spoke last week with César Duverany, a spokesman for the foreign ministry of the Dominican Republic. more than 6 million tourists and that this does not mean that the country is not safe. He noted that the government has a special body focused on the safety of tourism, with protocols that have not changed. Several of the deaths were heart attacks, which, according to the health authorities, were the most common cause of American death. on holiday.