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Somalia: Journalist Dies in a car accident in Northeastern Somalia‏

Mogadishu, Friday 20 July, 2012

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) mourns for the loss 
of an online journalist who died in serious car accident in Puntland 
on Friday afternoon 20 July 2012 around 5:00pm local time.

The Journalist, Mohamed Ali Elmi Iid, - an editor of taleex.net 
website died, Friday afternoon 20 July 2012 in an accident after their 
four-wheel drive Landcruser from Galkayo town collided with a highly 
lorry from Garowe near Kalabayr village 60 Km South of Garowe.

Three other people seriously injured in the accident. Among the 
wounded are a famous Somali singer Sado Ali Warsame, who today flew 
from Nairobi for Puntlamd, her driver and Jama Mohamed Noor, better 
known as Jeelle. The body of the dead and the wounded were brought to 
the general hospital in Garowe. The wounded Jama Mohamed Noor (Jeelle) 
is a Puntland's vice president's press secretary and former Daljir 
radio journalist and is now in comma' sate.

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) sends sympathies and 
condolences to the families and friends of late Mohamed.

"We offer our condolences to the family of the bereaved and ask Allah 
to reward him paradise in the hereafter life." Mohamed Ibrahim, NUSOJ 
Secretary General said, "We continue to pray for the quick recovery of 
the wounded colleague."

Late Mohamed 33 years old has been based in Nairobi for the past few 
years as website editor before he accompanied the singer in her trip 
to Puntland on Friday.

He left a wife and two children behind, a daughter and a son.

http://nusoj.org.so/alerts/2012/July2012/journalist_dies_in_car_accident_in_northeastern_Somalia.htm


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National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ)
Human Rights House, Taleex Street, KM4 Area, Hodan District,
Mogadishu, Somalia, Tel: +252 1 859 944,
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