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A soldier who collapsed and died on a 3 mile moorland run during a training exercise has been named by the Ministry of Defence.
Private Michael Ihemere, 26, from Umuodo, Nigeria, was a member of the 1st Battalion, The Mercian Regiment, who joined fierce fighting serving in Afghanistan.
He collapsed on Wednesday morning while taking part in an exercise on Army ranges near Leyburn, North Yorkshire.
A 26-year-old soldier from the 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment has died after collapsing while on a moorland training exercise in North Yorkshire, police have said.
The incident, which was not being treated as suspicious, happened near Leyburn on Wednesday morning. The soldier died at the scene.
An Army press officer referred calls to North Yorkshire Police. The soldier's collapse followed the deaths of three reservists in the Brecon
Beacons who were on an SAS selection training course when temperatures reached 30C in July.
Corporal James Dunsby, Lance Corporal Criag Roberts and Trooper Eddie Maher were carrying heavy packs while attempting to cross the Pen y Fan mountain.
Conditions in North Yorkshire were much cooler on Wednesday, around 17C. It was not clear if soldiers were carrying heavy loads in this exercise.