Sunday, May 5, 2013

Voter Collapses, Dies While Queuing To Check Polling Stream

A voter was not able to exercise his electoral rights in today's election after he collapsed while queuing up to cast his ballot at Kampung Simee Tamil School polling centre here.

Perak Police election spokesman Supt Maszely Minhad said V. Selvaraju, 56, fainted and died on the spot at about 12.35pm.

"His family members said Selvaraju was a diabetic and had high blood pressure," he told Bernama.

Selvaraju's body was sent to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital here for a post-mortem.

It is understood that the unemployed Selvaraju, from Buntong, suffered breathing difficulty while waiting to check his polling stream.

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