A man who collapsed during police training on Vaanee island died on Sunday because of a brain infection, according to a hospital official.
Ahmed Wifaq, from Komandoo island in Shaviyani atoll, was a constable. The 25-year-old died at 11:48 pm while being transferred to the capital for medical care.
Police spokesman Ahmed Shifan said Wifaq was taken to the atoll hospital in Kudahuvadhoo island on Sunday night.
Shifan said he died on the way to Malé and declined to make further comments.
An official at Kudahuvadhoo hospital told Mihaaru the policeman had died from a brain infection.
The official said Wifaq had a very high fever when he was brought in and that he had collapsed during training.
“We treated him while he was in coma and after that we advised to send him to Male’,” the newspaper quoted the official as saying.
Wifaq’s funeral prayer was held at the Islamic Centre on Monday afternoon. He had gone to Vaanee for training on April 2.