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Mt Athos monk becomes second person to die after eating poisonous mushroom

A monk on Mount Athos has become the second person in Greece since September to die from eating a poisonous mushroom.

The 63-year-old was taken to a hospital in Thessaloniki on Monday but could not be saved as he suffered massive kidney failure, according to doctors.

His death was announced a day after health authorities warned Greeks not to eat wild mushrooms because they could be deadly.