Elderly man collapses, dies at Chch courthouse

DAVID CLARKSON
Last updated 11:51 03/10/2012

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An elderly man has collapsed and died in a waiting area at the Christchurch courthouse.

The man collapsed outside district court 3 about 10am today. An ambulance was called, but no defibrillator was available at the building.

Court officials reported that the man had died.

His death led to the closing of district courts 3 and 4 for the rest of the day. Cases in those courts were transferred to other courtrooms.

Yesterday, a High Court trial was stopped after one of the accused had a heart attack and was taken to hospital.

He has since returned, and the trial resumed this morning.

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