Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Shaikh Nasser dies in helicopter crash

Shaikh Nasser, the brother of UAE President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, died last night in a helicopter crash over the Gulf.

According to WAM:

The Ministry of Presidential Affairs has announced the death of Shaikh Nasser Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who died last night when the helicopter plane carrying him and his colleagues crashed over Gulf Waters.

In a statement, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced a three-day mourning during which ministries and government departments will remain closed. Funeral prayers for Shaikh Nasser and his colleagues will be performed at the Shaikh Sultan Bin Zayed Mosque in Al Bateen. President Shaikh Khalifa will receive condolences today at Al Mushrif Palace after the funeral service.

The official website of Saikh Nasser was down this morning.

No comments: