One Indian Army Jawan Dies, Few In Critical Condition After Training In Extreme Weather Conditions

New Delhi: An Army jawan died and while four others are in critical condition after a few of them collapsed due to heat and exhaustion during a training activity. The activity was organized in Pathankot, Punjab.  

During an organized training activity in the area under the 9 Corps under extreme weather conditions, one soldier lost his life while two others are serious; details awaited, the Army sources told ANI. 

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In an organised, supervised and monitored training activity near Pathankot, due to severe weather conditions, there has been one fatal casualty & few individuals admitted in MH Pathankot. The affected persons are being provided with requisite medical care: Army sources
— ANI (@ANI) August 21, 2021
According to an Indian Express report, about 34 soldiers collapsed and were brought to Pathankot Military Hospital, out of which 9 are in critical condition and one lost his life.The article further stated, that the endurance activity had been going on for 72 hrs and a 10-km endurance run with full load and weapon was undertaken around 9 am and the weather was very hot and humid.(This is a developing story. Please refresh for further details.) 

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