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MP dies during committee session

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2016 | 11:07 PM

MP dies during committee session


Cuban authorities are reporting that a member of parliament has died during a committee session.

Government-run website Cubadebate says Raul Acuna Benitez died Wednesday afternoon despite efforts to revive him. It did not specify a cause of death or give his age.

Acuna Benitez represented the municipality of San Jose de las Lajas in Mayabeque province. Cubadebate says he was a history teacher and had also been a union leader, a Communist Party delegate and a worker at a local aquafarming company.

On the day he died, he was participating in parliamentary committee meetings that have been taking place this week at a Havana convention centre.