13/12/2016 9:40 PM IST | Updated 13/12/2016 9:53 PM IST

72 Year Old Man Dies Waiting In Bank Queue In Maharashtra

The banks opened today after a three-day holiday.

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People stand in a queue outside banks to deposit and exchange old denomination Indian rupee 500 and 1000 currency notes, at Barakhamba Road, on November 24, 2016 in New Delhi, India.

MUMBAI -- A 72-year-old man died today after reportedly suffering a heart attack while standing in a bank queue in adjoining Palghar district, police said.

Banks all over the country were witnessing extra rush today after the three-day-long holiday.

Prabhakar Narayan Raut was standing in the queue outside the Dena bank at Chinchni to withdraw cash when he collapsed after a suspected heart attack at around 4 pm, police said.

Raut, a former government official, was rushed to the nearby primary health centre where he was declared dead, police said.

He was standing in the queue for nearly two hours, according to eye-witnesses.