Nilagiri (Balasore), June 1 -- An elderly man died while casting vote at a polling station at the Iswarpur area under Nilagiri Assembly Constituency in Odisha's Balasore district.

The deceased person has been identified as Surendra Mohanty, aged about 67 years old.

According to reports, Mohanty accompanied by his wife visited booth no. 159 at Iswarpur panchayat in Nilagiri to exercise his franchise in the fourth and final phase of twin polls. While voting, he collapsed inside the polling booth.

The victim was immediately rushed to Iswarpur PHC where he was declared dead. He died due to suspected sunstroke.

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