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Monday, November 16, 1998 Published at 16:11 GMT

World: Africa

Enquiry launched into death of Comoran President

The authorities in the Comoros have launched a judicial enquiry into the death of the former President, Muhammad Taki, ten days ago.

State radio said at the time that Mr Taki had suffered a heart attack.

But members of his family say he had no history of heart problems.

Correspondents say the decision to launch an enquiry follows rumours that Mr Taki may have been poisoned during a visit abroad shortly before he died.

The enquiry will investigate who President Taki met during his trip.

No postmortem was carried out on Mr Taki before he was buried.

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