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Four aspirants for IRB constable fall unconscious at Sidhgora

Jamshedpur: A day after a 28-year-old youth died while appearing in the physical test during recruitment drive of Indian Reserve Battalion at the Jharkhand Armed Police-VI ground in Sidhgora on Wednesday, four more aspirants for IRB constable fell unconscious in the same test today.

All the four who fell unconscious while appearing in a 10,000 metre run were from Palamu, Lohardaga, Daltonganj and neighbouring WestSinghbhum district .

They were rushed to MGM Medical College Hospital emergency in ambulances. Of the four, two recovered from their illness during treatment while two others are lying still unconscious.

On Wednesday, five youths had fallen unconscious while trying to complete the mandatory 10 kms-long run at JAP-VI ground. All the five were rushed to the medical college hospital, where one of them, Rajkumar Shah of Bokaro succumbed to his illness within two hours of getting admitted at the hospital.

Deputy superintendent, MGM Medical College Hospital, Nakul Prasad Chaudhury, said that extreme heat condition might be the reason behind the youths falling unconscious.

He said several youths who are falling sick during the physical endurance test are being taken to our hospital. Five such youths were brought to the hospital emergency on Wednesday. Unfortunately, one of them died at the hospital.

About 28,000 youths have got their names registered for the post of constables in IRB-2 in Jharkhand. The aspirants have to undergo a 10,000 metres run beside a test of expanding their chest and measurement of height.

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