76-year-old Sabarimala devotee from Mumbai dies of heart attack while returning from Lord Ayyappa temple

The deceased, MV Balan, from Chembur was being taken back from the Sabarimala shrine on a 'dolly' when he complained of chest pain

Press Trust of India November 20, 2019 19:02:40 IST
76-year-old Sabarimala devotee from Mumbai dies of heart attack while returning from Lord Ayyappa temple
  • A 76-year-old Ayyappa devotee from Mumbai, who was returning after darshan, died following heart attack on Wednesday, police said

  • The deceased, MV Balan, from Chembur was being taken on a 'dolly' when he complained of chest pain

  • Though he was rushed to an emergency medical centre and later to a cardiac care centre, his life could not be saved, police said

Sabarimala: A 76-year-old Ayyappa devotee from Mumbai, who was returning after darshan, died following heart attack on Wednesday, police said.

The deceased, MV Balan, from Chembur was being taken on a 'dolly' when he complained of chest pain. Though he was rushed to an emergency medical centre and later to a cardiac care centre, his life could not be saved, police said.

The dolly system at Sabarimala is a carriage system for elderly devotees and those with physical disabilities who would be unable to trek the hill shrine. They are carried by four people on a chair tied to two poles.

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