Man dies of heart attack during Turkey's main opposition party march

2017-06-19 09:10:33 GMT2017-06-19 17:10:33(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

ANKARA, June 19 (Xinhua) -- A man died on Monday after suffering a heart attack during the "Justice March" launched by Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP).

On the fourth day of the 450km march from Ankara to Istanbul, the 69-year-old man suffered a heart attack after a 70-minute walk on June 18, and rushed to a hospital in Ankara for emergency disposal, local media reported.

CHP Ankara deputy Murat Emir said that the man was resuscitated for about eight times after his heart completely stopped.

CHP head Kilicdaroglu started the "Justice March" from Ankara to Istanbul on June 15 to protest the 25-year-long sentence of CHP lawmaker Enis Berberoglu in the case into "leaking state secrets" to a newspaper.

CHP plans to use 25 days to complete the 450 km march from capital Ankara to Istanbul.