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Police trainee dies, 4 others collapse after 21-km ‘graduation run’ in cop training center in Tacloban

/ 04:26 PM July 01, 2021

TACLOBAN CITY—A police trainee died while being treated at the Leyte Provincial Hospital in Palo, Leyte after he and four other trainees collapsed during a 21-kilometer “graduation run” Wednesday morning at the Police Regional Training Center in this city.

Kit Adrian Balais, a native of Barygo, Leyte, passed away at past 1 p.m. of the same day, while the four other trainees––Alro Melvin Ardivilla, Japhet Sulibaga, Neil John Barcellano, and Mark Joseph Petagara––
were still being treated at the hospital.

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The police report said Balais and other trainees conducted their graduation run from 5:25 a.m. to 7:50 a.m.

A school nurse initially attended to the five trainees, who were immediately brought to the Regional Health Service inside the regional police headquarters.

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The five trainees were later transferred to the Leyte Provincial Hospital.

Balais was declared dead by Dr. Evelyn Mejia at 1:30 p.m.

The police have yet to identify the cause of the death of Balais.

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