Senior citizen dies in Karnataka while waiting in queue to get notes exchanged

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New Delhi, Nov 19: A senior citizen died, following a cardiac arrest while waiting in queue to exchange his old notes. The incident occurred at Tumkur today at 12.30 PM. The 70 year old Siddappa was standing in queue at the State Bank of Mysore breach in Cheluru, Tumkur.

Police say that Siddappa had gone to the branch to exchange his old notes. However while waiting his queue he suffered a cardiac arrest following he passed away at 12.30 PM.

Kar: Senior citizens dies in queue

He was immediately rushed to hospital, but declared brought dead. His body has been handed over to his family members.

The banks across India had decided that it would exchange currency notes only for its customers and senior citizens.

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The opposition has claimed that nearly 50 persons have died while waiting in queue to exchange their old currency. The oppsosition has been blaming the government for these deaths and say it is a result of demonetisation.

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