A man died after he fainted during a cross-country race conducted as part of exercise to recruit police constables in Odisha's Kalahandi district today.
The candidate, who was in his early 20s, was taken to the Government hospital here in ambulance immediately after he felt exhausted and fainted during the 5 km race, police said.
Kalahandi Superintendent of Police, B Biswanath said the deceased was exhausted and fainted in the middle of the cross-country run and all steps were taken to save him.
Three other candidates had also fallen sick during the run. They were taken to the hospital where their condition is stated to be stable, the CDMO said.
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