Ban Ki-moon to examine findings of ex-UN chief`s death

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 15:56

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon will study the findings of an international commission, linked to the death of former UN chief Dag Hammarskjold, who was killed in a 1961 plane crash.

The report, released Monday by a Commission of Jurists reportedly has suggested about emergence of new evidence, showing the plane was shot down en route to peace negotiations in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Xinhua reported citing Ban`s spokesperson.

The Commission, comprising international judges and diplomats, has reportedly urged the UN to reopen a probe into the September 1961 plane crash.

Hammarskjold led the UN from 1953 until his death in 1961, when he perished with 15 others in a plane crash in what was then known as Northern Rhodesia -- now Zambia -- while en route to Katanga in the DRC to negotiate a ceasefire.

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First Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 15:56
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