A man collapsed and died while waiting for an appointment inside a Job Centre Plus – despite reportedly being declared fit to work.

The 65-year-old, who has not been named, was sat in the waiting area of Llanelli Job Centre Plus in Carmarthenshire, Wales, when he fell unwell.

Fellow customers and staff rushed to help him and started CPR but he died at the scene on Friday morning.

It is believed he was declared fit for work by the job centre earlier this year, and was waiting for an appointment about Jobseeker’s Allowance.

One witness said: “I didn’t know him myself, but the man who was sat next to me told me that he had grown up with the guy.

“The man next to me told me that the poorly guy had diabetes and had been declared fit for work by the job centre earlier in the year but he was obviously ill.