UAE President’s brother dies in copter crash

June 3rd, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, June 3 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) went on a three-day official mourning Tuesday following the death of Sheikh Nasser bin Zayed Al Nahyan, brother of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in a helicopter crash. Sheikh Nasser died Monday night when the helicopter carrying him and his colleagues crashed into the Arabian Gulf, state-run Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

The presidential affairs ministry announced a three-day official mourning.

Funeral prayers for Sheikh Nasser and his colleagues will be performed at the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Mosque at Al Bateen here.

The president will receive condolences at his Mushrif Palace after the funeral service, the report said.

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