Former UN head Boutros Boutros-Ghali dead

Cairo, Feb 16 (IANS) Former UN secretary general Boutros Boutros-Ghali died at a hospital here on Tuesday, BBC reported. He was 93.

Boutros-Ghali was admitted to the hospital with a broken pelvis, the report said.

His death was confirmed by Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno, the Venezuelan ambassador to the UN and current president of the UN Security Council.

As an Egyptian, Boutros-Ghali was the first Arab to serve as UN chief.

He took office in 1992 at a time of increasing influence for the world body following its decisive role in the Gulf War, serving one five-year term.

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