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Man dies during Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah's swearing-in ceremony

Bangalore A 50 year-old Congress supporter died after attending the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at the jam packed Kanteerava stadium in Bangalore today, police said.

The man was identified as Manjappa, who collapsed near gate number seven while coming out after the function attended by nearly 50,000 Congress supporters from across the state.

According to police, he was given water to drink, after which he complained of chest pain and was immediately rushed to a private hospital just opposite the stadium. He was declared brought dead.

"It could have been a massive heart attack but the actual cause of death will be ascertained only after the post-mortem is conducted", police said.
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