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Dead Nigerian soldier serving in British Army named

DIED: Michael Ihemere

A NIGERIAN soldier serving for the British Army died during a military training exercise has been named by the government.

Private Michael Ihemere, 26, from Umuodo, Nigeria, was a member of the 1st Battalion, the Mercian Regiment, was identified by the Ministry of Defence.

He collapsed on Wednesday morning while taking part in an exercise on army ranges near Leyburn, North Yorkshire.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Officers are working with the army to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death, which is not suspicious, so that a file can be prepared on behalf of the coroner.”

It is not the first military death during training this year, with three reservists dying in the Brecon Beacons last month.

The trio fell unconscious as they were undertaking special forces selection in sweltering 30C degree temperatures.

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