Dr Shokri Ghanem reported dead by Vienna police

Former oil chief found dead in River Danube in Austrian capital

Dr Shokri Ghanem at the World National Oil Companies Congress in Abu Dhabi in 2009.
Dr Shokri Ghanem at the World National Oil Companies Congress in Abu Dhabi in 2009.

Libya's former oil chief Shokri Ghanem was found dead in the Danube river Sunday in Vienna. Austrian police have publically stated there is no evidence of violence.

Once the prime minister of Libya, Ghanem was the chairman of the country's National Oil Co. before defecting from the Gadhafi regime in May last year.

The Dow Jones newswires reported on Monday that Ghanem's family had said he died of a heart attack, according to people who spoke to them and the Austrian news agency.

 

 

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