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Karnataka: Ex-serviceman collapses during flag hoisting, dies

Updated on: 15 August,2022 03:37 PM IST  |  Mangaluru

The deceased has been identified as Gangadhara Gowda

Karnataka: Ex-serviceman collapses during flag hoisting, dies

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A retired army soldier collapsed and died during a flag hoisting ceremony marking Independence Day at a village in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district on Monday, police said.

The deceased has been identified as Gangadhara Gowda.

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As people across the country celebrated the 76th Independence Day, the Kutrupady gram panchayat in Kadaba taluk too organised a flag hoisting ceremony.
Gowda, who took part in the ceremony, collapsed soon after giving a call for saluting the national flag, police said.

Though he was rushed to hospital, Gowda died on the way, they said.

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