Class 11th student dies during half marathon race in Pulwama

The student had undergone three surgeries for a heart ailment: Official

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PULWAMA — A Class 11th student died during a half marathon race in Rajpora area of Pulwama district on Wednesday.

An official of Youth Services and Sports told the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that under the directions of the Directorate of Youth Services and Sports, the half marathon races are being conducted in different zones.

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He said on Wednesday, a half marathon race was scheduled today in Shadimarg zone and four other zones in the district and accordingly every school in the area was informed to send five students.

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He further added that Higher Secondary School Rajpora had also sent five students and while the race started today morning, the boy fell unconscious just after a few meters.

He said that he was immediately shifted to PHC Rajpora wherefrom he was referred to District Hospital Pulwama. However, he was declared brought dead there.

The deceased student was identified as Shahnawaz Ahmed Mir, son of Ghulam Muhammad Mir, of Chandpora Rajpora.

He added that the student of Class 11th at Higher Secondary Rajpora was a heart patient and had undergone three surgeries already.

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About his selection for the race, he said that it was the duty of parents to inform teachers about his problems prior to allowing him to join the half marathon.

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