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Kuwaiti MP dies during parliamentary session

Nabil Al Fadhl, 66, had called his colleagues to order only minutes before collapsing

Kuwaiti MP dies during parliamentary session
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A Kuwaiti politician died during a parliamentary session on Tuesday.

Kuwait Times said Nabil Al Fadhl, 66, appeared to suffer a heart attack.

He collapsed suddenly while in his seat listening to another MP speak, about half-an-hour after the parliamentary session started.

Other MPs gathered round and the health minister attempted to resuscitate him, the BBC said.

Minutes before he died, Fadhl had stood to call his colleagues to order, requesting they focus entirely on Assembly business.

Fadhl was also a journalist and often criticised Islamists and other politicians in his newspaper column.

An independent MP, he caused controversy earlier this year by calling for a ban on alcohol in the Muslim country to be lifted.

The parliamentary session was suspended for the rest of the day, as well as for Wednesday, while a Kuwaiti flag has been draped over his seat.

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