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Farmer standing in line to exchange notes dies of heart attack

Press Trust of India  |  Anand (Guj) 

A 47-year-old farmer today died after suffering heart attack while he was standing in a queue for more than two hours outside a bank at Tarapur town in the district to exchange demonetised currency notes, police said.

"Barkat Sheikh died due to a heart attack when he was standing in a queue at the branch to exchange his demonetised notes," Tarapur police inspector K C Rathwa said.

Sheikh, who hailed from nearby Moraj village in Tarapur tehsil, was rushed to a private hospital where he died during treatment, Rathwa said.

"Sheikh had to pay money to farm labourers and needed to exchange the demonetised currency notes. He was standing in the line for around two hours after which he suffered the attack," he said.

The scramble by millions of panicked consumers to exchange banned currency or deposit them had turned tragic yesterday when 3 persons died in separate incidents in and Kerala.

Long queues were seen outside banks even today as people jostled to exchange the demonetised Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes across the country.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, November 12 2016. 19:32 IST
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