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Elderly man dies while waiting to pay property tax

An elderly man died in Thessaloniki on Tuesday after collapsing at a bank while waiting in line to pay the ENFIA property tax, the Athens-Macedonia News Agency reported.

The unnamed man, believed to be aged around 70, was waiting in line with dozens of other people trying to pay their property tax before the deadline expires.

According to reports, the man was in line at a branch of National Bank in the Thessaloniki suburb of Toumba when he complained of feeling unwell and took a seat, asking the people near him to keep his place in the queue.

Clients saw him collapse in the chair a few minutes later and called the ambulance service, which rushed him to a local hospital. Doctors were unable to revive the elderly man. An autopsy is expected to reveal the exact cause of death.

Queues in banks all over the country were reportedly extraordinarily long on Tuesday, the final day for the payment of the ENFIA tax.

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