Gadhafi-era oil minister found dead in Vienna's Danube
Shukri Ghanem, a former prime minister and oil minister during Moammar Gadhafi's rule in Libya, has been found dead in the River Danube in the Austrian capital. Police said there were no initial signs of foul play.
The body of 69-year-old Shukri Ghanem was spotted by a passerby at a part of the River Danube flowing through Vienna on Sunday morning. Police spokesman Roman Hahslinger said that the body had not been in the water very long.
"He was found dead in the Danube River at 8:40 a.m. (0640 GMT). There is no suspicion of foul play at this stage. The corpse exhibited no signs of violence," Hahslinger said, adding that an autopsy would be carried out.
"There would be no signs of violence if someone pushed him in, but it's also possible that he became ill and fell into the water," Hahslinger told reporters at an evening press conference.