Two people die of heat stroke during the Great Ethiopian Run

Updated: 28 November, 2017 09:36 IST | IANS | Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Tragedy struck the 17th edition of the 10 km Great Ethiopian Run (GER) held here when two amateur runners died from heat stroke, an official said

Tragedy struck the 17th edition of the 10 km Great Ethiopian Run (GER) held here when two amateur runners died from heat stroke, an official said.

Shimelis Shiferaw Deputy commissioner at Addis Ababa Police commission Kirkos district division on Sunday said the two died despite efforts to transport them to a nearby hospital. In a Facebook post, GER also confirmed the deaths while promising to give more information on the tragedy in the coming days after consulting with the deceased family members.

First Published: 28 November, 2017 08:57 IST

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