conditions that made him die of Swine Flu!!!
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MoD apology over swine flu death of soldier
Thursday, 6 August 2009
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The Ministry of Defence has apologised to the family of Northern
Ireland's first swine flu fatality.
Soldier Lee Porter, who served in the Royal Artillery, died from the
condition last Friday at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey.
Initially the MoD said the 30-year-old bombadier from Coleraine had
suffered underlying medical conditions which were exacerbated after he
contracted the H1N1 virus.
But yesterday the MoD was forced to withdraw this assessment after
concerns were raised by Mr Porter's grieving family.
His parents had become distressed by media speculation, fearing
important information may have been kept from them.
A spokesman from the MoD said:"The MoD has apologised unreservedly to
the family and for anything we said that we indicated caused concern
at that tragic time."
Dozens of family and friends are expected to gather at the Porter
family home on Saturday at 11am to pay their last respects to the 30-