'Dehydrated' Petraeus slumps during Senate hearing

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Washington, June 16 (ANI): US CENTCOM commander General David Petraeus slumped over a table during testimony before a Senate panel on Tuesday.

Gen. David Petraeus later explained that he must have gotten "dehydrated" during the middle of a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.ccording to Fox News, General Petraeus was engaged in a dialogue with Arizona Senator John McCain when he slumped over the witness table.

Several officials gathered around General Petraeus, but he was able to stand up and walk out on his own.

When he returned a few minutes later to a round of applause, he told the committee that he had gotten "light-headed."

"It wasn't Senator McCain's questions," he said to laughter. "I just got dehydrated." (ANI)

Story first published: Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 15:45 [IST]
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