Two jawans of Central Reserve Police Force died on Saturday while taking part in a long-distance run in hot and humid weather as part of their training while an equal number fell ill apparently due to severe dehydration and exhaustion, police said.
The incident took place in Tharwai police station area of the district, 25 kms from the city, where about 2,000 jawans recruited nearly six months ago are currently receiving training, police said.
This morning, the jawans were taking part in a 16km-long run when four of them fainted midway, police said adding that by the time they were brought to the SRN hospital in the city by CRPF officials, Surjeet Rai, who hails from Vaishali district in Bihar, and Sunil, who hails from Tamil Nadu, were dead.
Two others Ram Pravesh and Pervez were admitted for treatment and their condition was stated to be out of danger.
According to hospital sources, although the exact cause of the deaths has not been ascertained so far, all the four jawans had fallen ill apparently due to severe exhaustion and dehydration during the rigorous drill that was taking place in hot and humid weather.