Boudh: A 22-year-old candidate died and two other fell ill while appearing a physical test for the post of constable conducted at the IRB 5th Battalion near Reserve police line in Boudh district on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Prabhasi Nayak of Nuagaon village in Nayagarh district.
According to sources, the incident occurred in the morning when the candidates were appearing a 5-km running event during which three candidates fell unconscious after covering a distance of 4 km and 800 mts.
The candidates were immediately rushed to Boudh district headquarter hospital where Prabhasi succumbed.
Critically ill Puroshotam Majhi of Angul district and Prabaht sahoo of Boudh are undergoing treatment.