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Candidate die during police constables recruitment exercise

Press Trust of India  |  Bhawanipatna (Odisha) 

A man died after he fainted during a cross-country race conducted as part of exercise to recruit police constables in Odisha's district today.

The candidate, who was in his early 20s, was taken to the here in ambulance immediately after he felt exhausted and fainted during the 5 km race, police said.

However, his dropped and he passed away during treatment. The deceased was identified as of Dhanrabhata village under Lanjigarh block in district, they said.

(CDMO), Kalahandi, Dr said the death might have been due to cardiac arrest.

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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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 20:25 IST