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One Army jawan dead, several injured due to severe heat stroke during training activity near Pathankot

Army sources stated that 9 Corps Recce Troop Competition was organised this morning in hot and humid conditions as a result of which 34 soldiers collapsed and were brought to Pathankot Military Hospital.
 

One Army jawan dead, several injured due to severe heat stroke during training activity near Pathankot-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Aug 21, 2021, 4:38 PM IST
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One Army jawan died and four are in critical condition at a military hospital after more than 30 soldiers collapsed during training activity organised near Punjab's Pathankot due to severe heat and exhaustion.

Army sources stated that 9 Corps Recce Troop Competition was organised this morning in hot and humid conditions as a result of which 34 soldiers collapsed and were brought to Pathankot Military Hospital.

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"During an organised training activity in the area under the 9 Corps under extreme weather conditions, one soldier lost his life while two others are serious. More details awaited," said Army sources.

The Army in a statement, said, "In an organised, supervised and monitored training activity undertaken by officers, JCOs and Other Ranks near Pathankot, due to severe weather conditions, there has been one fatal casualty. A few individuals including some officers/JCOs have been admitted in Military Hospital, Pathankot. The affected persons are being provided with requisite medical care. The training activity was being undertaken by 11 officers, 11 JCOs and 120 Other Ranks."

A tweet by Man Aman Singh Chhina read, “Army statement on 9 Corps Recce Troop Competition: 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. Requisite medical care being provided.”

A report on The New Indian Express quoted a senior Army officer saying, “In an organised, supervised and monitored training activity near Pathankot, due to severe weather conditions, there has been one fatal casualty and a few individuals admitted in Military Hospital Pathankot. The affected persons are being provided with requisite medical care”.

Indian Army soldiers deployed at the Indo-China border in East Sikkim remain on high alert to counter any threat.

"I am ready to protect the borders of the country from enemies in every weather. I am proud of my training and skill," said an Army soldier. 

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