Tunisia's health minister has died of a heart attack after taking part in a charity marathon to to raise awareness about cancer on Sunday.
The 56-year-old minister Slim Chaker reportedly felt ill after running 500 metres right before his speech in the coastal town of Nabeul to raise funds for building a clinic for children with cancer.
He died in a military hospital.
The marathon was held in the coastal town of Nabeul on Sunday to raise funds to build a cancer clinic for children.
According to The National. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed wrote on Facebook that he had lost a "brother and colleague".
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.