Tunisia health minister dies after run

Slim Chaker became health minister only last month[/caption] Tunisia’s health minister has died of a heart attack after taking part in a charity marathon to help fight cancer. Slim Chaker, 56, fell ill after running some 500 metres, and died in a military hospital, the health ministry said. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said he had lost a “brother and colleague”, who had died doing a noble humanitarian act. The marathon was held in the coastal town of Nabeul on Sunday to raise funds to build a cancer clinic for children. Mr Chaker was appointed health minister last month in a major cabinet reshuffle. He was a former banker who had served in the ministries of finance, sports and youth after the overthrow of long-serving ruler Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. Source BBC]]>

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