Body of missing UAE sheikh found

Body of UAE president's brother missing after a plane crash is found in Moroccan lake.

    Heavy rains had hampered the search for Sheikh Ahmed [Reuters] 

    Sheikh Ahmed was the younger brother of Emirati President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, who is also the ruler of Abu Dhabi, although he was not in the immediate line of succession for the throne of the oil-rich emirate.

    He has a home in the area where the ultra-light crashed near the Moroccan capital Rabat.

    Dozens of divers from various countries, including Morocco, France, Spain, the UAE and the United States took part in the search.

    A Moroccan source said at the weekend that the search had been complicated by recent heavy rain that had left water levels high and swamped surrounding areas.

    Sheikh Ahmed's funeral will take place in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, the state news agency WAM reported.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Meet the hardline group willing to do anything, including going against their government, to claim land for Israel.