BAGAN DATUK: A senior citizen died while taking part in the FitMalaysia Perak programme held in conjunction with the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Torch Run in Hutan Melintang here today.
The victim, identified as Osman Oda, 65, became unconscious as soon as he fell off his bicycle after taking part in a cycling event which began at 7am.
It is understood that he had a heart attack and was sent by members of the public to the Hutan Melintang Health Clinic for further examination.
He was confirmed dead by a medical officer and his body was then sent to Teluk Intan Hospital.
Hilir Perak deputy police chief Supt Yahaya Hasaan, when contacted, confirmed the incident and said further details would be announced later.