Raffles Institution rugby player in ICU after collapse during training

Nurul Azliah Aripin
Nurul Azliah Aripin

A 14-year-old Raffles Institution (RI) rugby player collapsed from heatstroke during training on Wednesday.

Joehann Johari, Year 2 student and member of the school's C Division rugby team, has been warded in KK Women's and Children's hospital's intensive care unit, and RI spokesperson confirmed with Yahoo! Singapore.

 According to The Straits Times, Johari collapsed in the morning while jogging and that he is suffering from liver and kidney failure.

The spokesperson also said, "Our school's staff are in touch with the family to provide any assistance as needed."

This is the second collapse of a student this month. On 6 March, Nur Aisyah Ismail, 13, collapsed while doing a 2.4km run during a physical education lesson, The New Paper had reported.

The student from Singapore Chinese Girls' School (SCGS) was sent to KK Women's and Children's hospital where she was pronounced dead after many attempts to revive her from cardiorespiratory failure.

Her cause of death is still pending further investigation.