Road race competitor dies after heatstroke

A doctor has died after suffering heatstroke during the annual Dhiraagu road race on Friday, reports local media.

Dr Abishek Singh, who worked at Malé’s private ADK Hospital, passed away yesterday (June 8 ) reports Haveeru.

The 8th road race – this year dedicated to raising awareness of child protection issues – involved either one or two circuits of the 5km route around the outskirts of the capital. It was not revealed which category Dr Singh was competing.

3000 runners were said to have registered for this year’s race.