Woman dies just after casting her vote

An elderly woman died just after casting her vote for the Parliamentary elections in a voting bureau in Dijon, eastern France, yesterday.

The woman, aged 86, collapsed and died just after putting her slip in the ballot box. The Dijon town hall confirmed she had suffered a heart attack, French media reported.

Emergency services were called to the polling station, a primary school in the centre of the city, at 12.46 yesterday afternoon.

The station was closed for an hour while paramedics tried to resuscitate the woman.

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