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Routine training claims life of 2 Indian Military Academy cadets in 2 days, 5 in hospital

Two gentleman cadets of the Indian Military Academy (IMA) died within a span of 48 hours days due to rigorous training.


By   |  Updated On : August 22, 2017 05:18 PM
Two Indian Army Academy cadets died after being taken ill while participating in a training session. (Representative Image)

Two Indian Army Academy cadets died after being taken ill while participating in a training session. (Representative Image)

New Delhi :  

Two gentleman cadets of the Indian Military Academy (IMA) within a span of 48 hours died after being taken ill while participating in 10-kilometer run during their training session.

Dipak Sharma and Nabin Kumar Chhetri were among seven cadets who suffered from dehydration and were hospitalised after the exercise Pahla Kadam — a training session organised for first term cadets of the academy, the Army said.

Seven gentleman cadets had collapsed during a ‘routine 10 kilometer run’ out of which five were admitted in Military Hospital at Dehradun. The condition of five cadets are said to be stable

Chettri died on Sunday morning due to ‘multiple organ failure.’

According to reports the cadets were at a training camp known as ‘Pahla Kadam’ being conducted in the general area of Badshahi Bagh in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. This was the first camp for the cadets who had joined as ‘direct entery’ recruits (after graduation) are taken to on joining the academy.

According to any Army statement, “Seven cadets fell unwell due to dehydration during runback exercise. All cadets were administered first-aid by the medical officer present and evacuated with paramedic support to military hospital, Dehradun.”

The statement further added that Sharma whose condition was critical was rushed to the nearest medical centre, Lehman Hospital at Vikashnagar. He died around 1:30 pm on August 18 and Chhetri on August 20 at 11:50 pm.

First Published: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 05:03 PM


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