THY cabin crew chief Selda Durmaz is seen in this undated photo.
A Turkish Airlines (THY) cabin crew chief died early on Saturday of malaria, after returning from a flight to Lagos, Nigeria.
Selda Durmaz was initially diagnosed with flu when she went to a hospital after her return to İstanbul, suffering from high fever, private Doğan news agency said.
Durmaz has sought another examination at the THY’s medical unit as the symptoms persisted. She was then diagnosed with malaria and later admitted into a private hospital in Bahçelievler district.
She had been receiving treatment at the hospital’s intensive care unit. Durmaz died of the disease at 1:30 a.m. early on Saturday.
Her body is due to be buried in the northeastern province of Bartın, Doğan said.