Dubai declares 3 day mourning over death of ruler’s son

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SHAFAQNA - Dubai announced a three day mourning period after the 33-year old son of the Gulf emirate’s ruler passed away, the official state news agency WAM said on Saturday.

Sheikh Rashid, son of the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, suffered a heart attack on Saturday morning, the agency said.

Sheikh Rashid was the eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed. Rashid’s brother Sheikh Hamdan is the Crown Prince of Dubai.

Other sources outside the UAE have however rejected the proclaimed reason of death arguing the Prince had instead succumbed to the wounds he received while in Yemen’s Marib province. 
Yemeni officials have confirmed that Sheikh Rashid was injured in a Houthi-led attack against the Saudi coalition in the province of Marib. 

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