One Indian soldier killed, several injured during training activity near Pathankot

New Delhi, August 21 (KMS): One Indian Army soldier has died and four are in critical condition after more than 30 troops collapsed due to heat and exhaustion at an endurance run in Mamun military station near Pathankot in Indian Punjab.

Indian media quoting army sources reported that 9 Corps Recce Troop Competition was organised Saturday morning in hot and humid conditions as a result of which 34 soldiers collapsed and were brought to Pathankot Military Hospital.

The endurance competition was already going on for 72 hrs and a 10-km endurance run with full load and weapon was undertaken around 9 am when the weather was very hot and humid.

“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,” Indian Army said in a tweet.