A member of the presidential guard brigade caused a stir on Monday morning when she collapsed at the parade ground shortly before the commencement of the inauguration programme.
The undisclosed female soldier, who was in her twenties, was quickly rushed to one of the makeshift clinics positioned for emergencies at Eagle Square, the venue for the swearing-in ceremony.
It was observed that the young guard felt uncomfortable while mounting guard before falling to the ground.
“It happened so fast. When she slumped, there was panic. We thought she had died before she was carried on a stretcher to one of those mobile clinics around.
“Some moments later, she was brought back but couldn’t continue with her duty. In fact, she almost fainted again. I heard she has been rushed to one hospital,” a source said.
Further findings at the mobile clinics confirmed that the report was true.