A 29-YEAR-OLD man died after an asthma attack.

Mohammed Shahdab Akhtar died at his home in Scott Park Road, Burnley, on August 28.

An inquest at Preston Coroner's Court was told, on the day of his death, Mr Akhtar had been at his home with his family all day.

Coroner Richard Taylor said: “His mother had been cooking and, for some reason, his breathing became compromised and he started coughing.

“He went upstairs to try to calm himself down but his sister, who also suffered from asthma, went to check on him as she could tell he was having an asthma attack.

“She said he needed a nebuliser and called the paramedics before he passed out.”

Mr Taylor went on to explain that the paramedics arrived and tried to resuscitate him for more than an hour before they declared him dead at around 10.50pm.

It was heard that Mr Akhtar had been in a car crash about a month before and had suffered broken ribs and a collapsed lung. There was concern the injuries could have intensified the severity of the asthma attack and caused his death however, a full post-mortem examination revealed this not to be the case.

In a statement read out from Dr Phil Lumb, he offered a medical cause of death as acute asthma attack.

Dr Lumb said: “He had a long history of asthma for which he received medications.

“There was concern raised that an earlier road traffic collision may have contributed to his death but the findings concluded that he in fact died from an asthma attack and previous injuries were not contributing factors.

“He may have developed spontaneous changes to his asthma but there was no other plausible explanation for his death.”

Mr Taylor recorded a conclusion of death by natural causes due to an acute asthma attack.