Melbourne thunderstorm asthma victims left waiting for ambulances which had not been despatched

Melbourne thunderstorm asthma victims left waiting for ambulances which had not been despatched

Updated June 26, 2018 18:01:20 Demand for ambulances was so high during Melbourne’s thunderstorm asthma event that some people were told an ambulance was on its way when, in fact, a despatch “had not occurred”, a coroner has heard. Ten people died in the November 2016 event, which saw rye …

Melbourne thunderstorm asthma inquest: Victims’ survival chances greater if symptoms noticed

Melbourne thunderstorm asthma inquest: Victims’ survival chances greater if symptoms noticed

Updated June 25, 2018 18:48:22 It was a warm spring afternoon in Melbourne, and Apollo Papadopoulos was finishing work. But he felt sick. He had used his asthma relief medication during the day, but called his mother that night to pick him up from a friend’s place, as he felt …