HARGEISA, 21 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) — President Rayale has sent his condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Somaliland’s Water and Mineral Minister, Mr Qasim sh Ibrahim, who died on Friday in the Saudi city of Mecca [Makkah].
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The sixty one-year-old Osman Qasim sh Ibrahim is said to have suffered a heart-attack according to Somaliland Aviation minister, Mr Ali Mohamed, who was traveling with him. Mr Qasim was quickly rushed to a local hospital but could not be revived, he was buried in Mecca the next morning. Mr Osman was part of four-Somaliland ministers who had traveled to the holy city for the annual pilgrimage.
Mr Qasim leaves three children behind, two girls and a boy.