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Mumbai: On-duty election official dies of heart attack at city polling booth

Updated on: 20 May,2024 07:49 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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The deceased on-duty election official, Sunil Laxman, was deployed for polling duty at St Paul's High School in Parel's Bhoiwada area. 

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Police on Monday said that a 56-year-old election officer died after suffering a heart attack at a polling booth in Mumbai South Lok Sabha constituency where voting was underway in the fifth phase of India General Elections 2024. 


According to a PTI report, the deceased, Sunil Laxman, was deployed for polling duty at St Paul's High School in Parel's Bhoiwada area. 



An official told PTI that Laxman suddenly collapsed in the afternoon and that the police officials present at the booth rushed him to KEM hospital where he died while undergoing treatment. 


Polling took place on Monday in 13 Lok Sabha constituencies, six of them in Mumbai, in the fifth and final phase of India General Elections 2024 in Maharashtra.

Voter turnout 48.66 per cent in Maharashtra

Election Commission officials said that the average voter turnout of 48.66 per cent was recorded until 5 pm on Monday in 13 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, including half a dozen in Mumbai during the state's fifth and final phase of India General Elections 2024.

Another PTI report stated that prominent Bollywood actors, corporate leaders, and tall politicians turned out to exercise their franchise.

The Chief Electoral Officer's office stated at 5 pm that any voter who would be in queue at 6 pm will be eligible to vote. "The polling station will continue to function till all voters who were at the queue at 6 pm cast their vote," it stated.

Meanwhile, of the 13 constituencies, the highest turnout was in Dindori in Nashik district at 57.06 per cent, while the lowest was in Kalyan in Thane district at 41.70 per cent.

Among the other seats, Palghar recorded 54.32 per cent polling, Nashik 51.16 per cent, Bhiwandi 48.89 per cent, Dhule 48.81 per cent, Mumbai North 46.91 per cent, Mumbai North Central 47.32 per cent, Mumbai North East 48.67 per cent, Mumbai North West 49.79 per cent, Mumbai South 44.22 per cent, Mumbai South Central 48.26 per cent and Thane 45.38 per cent, the officials said.

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