Chadians pay last respect to late ex-president Malloum

N'Djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Chadians from all walks of life on Friday paid their la st respect to former President Felix Malloum Ngakoutou Bey-Ndy, whose remains we r e laid in state at the Independence Square here.
Current president Idriss Deby Etno, members of his government, diplomats and man y other people filed past the body of the former president who ruled Chad from 1 9 75 to 1979.
Malloum seized power in a coup against president Ngarta Tombalbaye.
Aged 77, Malloum died of heart attack on 12 June in Paris, France.
He will be buried on Sunday in Sarh, southern Chad.

19 june 2009 15:55:00

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