Ghanaian recruit to British army dies during training

Ghanaian recruit to British army dies during training

- Kamil Iddrisu, a young man in his mid-twenties from Ghana has passed on while being trained to join the British army

- Reports indicate that Kamil lost his life due to a sickle cell disease

- Exactly 10 days after Kamil's passing, another African from Malawi lost his life during training, also to sickle cell disease

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A 25-year-old man from Ghana by name Kami Iddrisu who had been recruited to join the British army has lost his life during a training session.

According to the BBC, Kamil Iddrisu died during training for officer selection into the British army.

It is reported that the young vibrant trainee died from a sickle cell disease during an exercise at Whittington Barracks in Staffordshire.

The incident occurred on November 17, 2019.

Exactly 10 days later, another young man from Malawi also died during similar circumstances and was also diagnosed with the same sickle cell disease.

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Official documents report that Mr Iddrisu and Mr Nkhoma, sent from Ghana and Malawi to the UK for officer selection, collapsed whilst taking part in separate training runs.

According to the senior coroner for Birmingham and Solihull, Louise Hunt, the disturbing incident may be an indicator that the candidates who come from outside the United Kingdom need to be looked at more closely.

Hunt believes that special blood tests need to be conducted on such people to ascertain their fitness before allowing them to train.

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In her own words, she said:

"I have been advised that three other men have also collapsed in similar circumstances, requiring intensive treatment, however they did not die".

Hunt continued to add that:

"I am concerned that there is a group of non-UK candidates who are at risk of death or harm if further steps are not taken immediately."

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A number of hardworking Ghanaians have suffered terrible experiences lately. earlier reported that Aduni Achana, a hardworking farmer from Bonia, near Navrongo in the Upper East Region has been filled with grief as his 2-acre rice farm has gotten burnt into ashes.

It is indicated that Achana is a popular farmer in his area and was even recognised as the 2018 Best Disabled Farmer in the entire Kassena Nankana Municipality.

The incident did not actually occur on the 'blind side' of the sad farmer because he was present during the fire.

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