NLD candidate collapses on campaign trail, dies

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U Soe Myint, a 53-year-old regional assembly candidate for the opposition National League for Democracy collapsed on stage at a campaign rally on November 6.

The NLD candidate for the Myinmu Constituency No. 1 in Sagaing Region said he felt exhausted. He was rushed to hospital where he died, according to NLD officials speaking to Mizzima.

It his believed his passing was due to heart disease.

Due to his death, the NLD automatically lose the chance to win the seat in the constituency.

This was the first reported casualty of the 2015 election lined up for November 8.

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