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Soldier dies during training

A 26-year-old soldier has died during a training exercise in North Yorkshire. Private Michael Ihemere, 26 and from the 1st Battalion Merican Regiment, was taking part in a three-mile run when he collapsed.

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Soldier Michael Ihemere served in Afghanistan

Private Michael Ihemere on tour in Afghanistan earlier this year. Credit: MoD

The British army soldier who has died on a training exercise was deployed to Afghanistan in October 2012.

Michael Ihemere from Umuodo, Nigeria served with C Company and was based in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand province.

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