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Kuwait: Scandal brewing over cadets’ deaths, questions over minister’s health

The government is scrambling to deal with the fallout from the death of two trainee officers, Hadib Al-Swarij and Falih Al-Azmi, at Ali Al-Sabah Military Academy on 29 August. Local reports said the two men died after being forced to stand outside in the summer heat while carrying heavy weights and being denied water. A number of other cadets are reported to be in a poor condition.

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