2 Oct 2019

Wallis and Futuna member of French National Assembly in coma

10:49 am on 2 October 2019

Wallis and Futuna's member of the French National Assembly Sylvain Brial is in an induced coma in France.

Aerial of Futuna, Wallis and Futuna, South Pacific, Pacific

Photo: Michael Runkel

Reports said he was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Poitiers after suffering a stroke during a meeting in La Rochelle 10 days ago.

The reports said he may need to undergo an operation.

Mr Brial, 55, secured his seat in a by-election last year.