Pensioner dies after collapsing in bank queue


Imphal, Dec 8: Long wait in the queue for old-age pension claimed the life of a 70-year-old man in Imphal.

The 70-year-old victim, Ibohanbi Akoijam, died after fainting in the queue at the head post office on December 5.

Officials at the post office said that they gave the man first aid. Since there was no sign of improvement he was evacuated to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences hopsital in Imphal.

He died on Wednesday. The banks in the Imphal city and other district headquarters were issuing a few dozens of tokens to the account holders. Only those who had obtained the tokens are allowed inside the bank premises.

Meanwhile the most of the ATMs are cash strapped and banks restrict the number of account holders who are allowed inside the premises for transactions.

Several account holders including elderly women complain of absence of basic facilities like toilet, drinking water at the banks and ATM booths.