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Soldier deaths: Third SAS training reservist dies

A third reservist soldier who was taking part in an SAS selection training exercise in the Brecon Beacons earlier this month has died.

Edward Maher, 31, and Craig Roberts, 24, died after collapsing during a 40-mile (64km) hike on 13 July when temperatures reached 29.5C (85F).

The Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday a third reservist had died.

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced a full inquiry into what happened.

The BBC's defence correspondent Jonathan Beale spoke to Radio Wales presenter Oliver Hides

Third 'SAS' training soldier dies

  • 31 Jul 2013
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