Coimbatore: A 70-year-old man has died of suspected swine flu in the city. Kandasamy of Kangeyam in neighbouring Tirupur District was undergoing treatment at a private hospital for symptoms of fever and throat pain for a fortnight and shifted to the government hospital here last night when his condition worsened.

However, he was declared brought dead around midnight on Saturday, hospital sources said.

The last confirmed case of swine flu in the city was reported in September 2011 and the patient, a man, was discharged after successful treatment.