Ryanair worker dies after being ‘mowed down while helping a colleague park a coach’ at Lisbon Airport

A RYANAIR worker has died after being run over at Lisbon Airport.

The 47-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene just after 1pm today local time.

Local reports said the dead man – reported to be Portuguese – was helping a colleague park a coach when he was knocked over.

Police sources confirmed the victim had died from his injuries at the scene.

The incident is said to have happened at the airport’s terminal two.

A spokesman for Ryanair confirmed the death this afternoon, saying the victim was an employee of its handling agent Groundlink.

The spokesman said in a statement: "This afternoon a Groundlink ramp agent suffered a fatal injury when parking an empty bus in a designated parking area at Lisbon Airport.

"Ryanair, through its handling agent Groundlink, expressed its sincere condolences to the family and friends of this Groundlink employee."

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A spokesman for Portugal’s airport authority ANA confirmed the accident at Lisbon Airport, officially called Humberto Delgado Airport.

The spokesman said: “An accident happened at the airport which resulted in a person’s death that we sincerely regret.

“The accident occurred in a technical area operated by Groundlink, Ryanair’s handling agent.

“ANA offers its deepest condolences to the victim’s family and stands ready to cooperate with the relevant authorities.”

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