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Body of Gaddafi-era oil official found in Austrian river

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 - 01:13

April 30 - The body of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's top oil industry official, Shokri Ghanem, is found in Austria's Danube River. Deborah Gembara reports.

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A body found in the Danube River in Austria has been identified as Libya's former top oil industry official -- a man closely linked with Muammar Gaddadi. Libya's foreign ministry in Vienna says Shokri Ghanem died of an apparent heart attack. Austrian Police Spokesman, Roman Haslinger: SOUNDBITE: Austrian Police Spokesman, Roman Haslinger, Saying: "At the moment we have no clues to suspect that it was a third party's fault or a suicide, we do not have any knowledge that he mentioned anything at any time. But we cannot exclude that he had possibly suffered from an illness and maybe this was the reason why he fell into the Danube. But that is still under investigation, we have to wait a little bit." 69-year-old Ghanem was living in exile in Europe since the the early months of the uprising against Gaddafi. In the years prior, he had held the high profile position of representing Libya at OPEC meetings. Vienna police say an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. Deborah Gembara, Reuters.

Body of Gaddafi-era oil official found in Austrian river

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 - 01:13

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