Brit dies of heart attack in Italy church after climbing up 842 steps

Brit tourist, 76, collapses and dies of a heart attack in a church yard after climbing 842 steps up to a hill-top view in Italy

A 76-year-old British tourist has died of a heart attack after climbing up hundreds of steps tp get a hill-top view in a church in Italy. 

The unnamed Brit, who local media reported as being from Carlisle, collapsed after climbing the 842 steps up to the hamlet of San Rocco on Mount Portofino, in the north of Italy, on Tuesday.

Local media reported that emergency services were called after he collapsed in the hamlet’s church yard. 

They tried resuscitating him on front of hundreds of tourists in vain. 

Police were also alerted of the incident.  It is not currently known whether the tourist’s next of kin have yet been informed of his death. 

More to follow. 

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