Oldest man in Seychelles passes away
Bertie Edouard Mahoune passed away on Monday aged 100. (Ministry of Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports)
(Seychelles News Agency) - Bertie Edouard Mahoune who was officially the oldest man in Seychelles has passed away.
Mahoune who turned 100 years old on May 21, 2014 died on Monday.
The resident of Rochon, on the outskirts of the Seychelles capital of Victoria on the main island of Mahe will be buried this afternoon.
He is survived by his wife and 8 children.
While Mahoune was the only male centenarian, the Indian Ocean archipelago has of 115 islands with a population of around 90, 000 people has 9 centenarian women.
The oldest is Nancy Marie who turned 106 years old on January 26, this year.
According to figures available from the Seychelles National Bureau of Statistics website dated to 2013, life expectancy amongst the islanders for both male and female is 74.2 years old.
The data also shows the tendency that Seychellois women tend to live longer than men with the life expectancy of female being 79.5 years and for male 69.3 years.
According to information provided to SNA by the Seychelles Ministry for Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports, the oldest of the 9 centenarians are Nancy Marie from English River and Mary Astova Pilate from Bel Air two central districts of Seychelles main island of Mahé, both 106 this year.
Updated at 1539, Seychelles time.