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Serbian mayor dies while visiting Yilan

2017/10/21 16:42:51

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) A Serbian mayor visiting Taiwan died on Saturday after passing out during a luncheon in Yilan and being rushed to nearby National Yang-Ming University Hospital.

According to local media reports, the mayor, whose name was not officially disclosed for privacy reasons, was having lunch at Luna Plaza at about noon when he lost consciousness.

Despite being immediately taken to National Yang-Ming University Hospital, doctors were unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead at 1:25 p.m.

Multiple local media outlets have since identified the mayor as Dragi Nestorovic, from the city of Krusevac in Serbia.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is expected to make a statement regarding the incident later.

(By Worthy Shen and Kuan-lin Liu)