Shocking two young army cadets die of tiredness at IMA

The Army on Monday said two IMA cadets had succumbed to "exhaustion and dehydration" during training despite the best medical treatment and efforts made by doctors who treated them. Cadet Deepak Sharma and Cadet Nabin Kumar Chhetri passed away on August 18 and 19 respectively after both fainted during a 10-km run as part of their training near Dehradun. An Army statement said the two cadets were participating in a training camp for first- term cadets of the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in the general area of Badshahi Bagh in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh.  "During the runback of the exercise, seven gentlemen cadets fell unwell due to dehydration. These cadets were administered first aid by Medical Officer at the location and (six of them) evacuated in specialised ambulances with paramedic support to the Military Hospital in Dehradun," it said.  "Cadet Deepak Sharma, whose condition was critical, was however rushed to the nearest medical centre (Lehman Hospital) at Vikasnagar. He succumbed to exhaustion and dehydration at 1.30 p.m. on August 18 despite best efforts of the doctors," the statement said. "The second individual (Chhetri) eventually passed away at 11.50 p.m. on August 19 despite best efforts of the doctors. The best medical treatment by specialised doctors at the Military Hospital was provided and all efforts made to treat the individual," it said. The other cadets were stable, the Army statement said.