North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un was reportedly “very drunk” when he ordered the deaths of two aides close to his executed uncle, according to reports in the Japanese media.

The leader ordered the executions after they failed to hand over business to the military which left Kim “upset”.

The aides were reportedly close to Kim’s uncle Jang Song-thaek who was stripped of all his powers and executed after claims that he attempted to “overthrow the state”.

The pair are believed to be among eight of Jang’s aides to have been executed since the purge.