BAGHDAD, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- The governor of Diyala province Hisham Al-Hayali
along with his wife, son, one relative and two of his bodyguards were killed
last night in a car crash on a road link between Baquba and Suleimaniyah,
Al-Hayali's media advisor said on Sunday.
In a press statement, Jamal Shaker, advisor for the Diyala Provincial
Council for media affairs, said the car crash occurred on the highway between
Khanaqin district, in north Baquba, and Kalar district of Suleimaniyah.
According to Iraqi police, the crash resulted in the death of Al-Hayali,
his wife, his son, and one of his relatives.
Last March, Al-Hayali, a member of the Iraqi Islamic Party, was unanimously
elected as the new governor of Diyala province, succeeding Governor
Abdulnasser Al-Mahdawoe, and was granted approval by the country's presidency
on 24th of same month. (end)
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