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2012-04-30

Former Libya oil chief found dead

Former Libyan Oil Minister and National Oil Corporation (NOC) chief Shukri Ghanem was found dead in the Danube River, near Vienna, BBC reported. Austrian authorities will conduct a post-mortem examination on the ex-minister's corpse.

Ghanem, 69, defected to Tunisia in the midst of the anti-Kadhafi uprising, saying that the bloodshed in Libya had become "unbearable".

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