Ganjam: An old man collapsed while waiting for his turn to vote at a polling booth in Ganjam district of Odisha on Thursday. Soon after, he was rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead. (Live Updates on Phase 2 Polling)
The man has been identified as a 95-year-old. Details on his identity are yet awaited.
In Odisha, voting for the second phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is underway in Bargarh, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kandhamal and Aska seats. A total of 35 candidates are in the fray for the five Lok Sabha seats including 30 male and five female candidates. Till 9 am, the seats have recorded a voter turnout of 2.15 per cent.
Meanwhile in Tamil Nadu, three senior citizens collapsed and died after exercising their franchise for the Lok Sabha polls in three districts of the state.
Balakrishnan of Coimbatore fainted and fell after coming out of the booth. He was being taken to a hospital when he died, the police said. Similarly, Murugesan collapsed and breathed his last at a booth in Erode. Likewise, Krishnan died after casting his vote in Salem.
The polling in 95 parliamentary constituencies, spread over 11 states and one Union Territory, began at 7 am on Thursday and is scheduled to continue till 6 pm.
The counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls across the country will be conducted on May 23.