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Leader of part of UAE dies

By the CNN Wire Staff
A photo from 2003 of Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi at the GCC Cup Formula 2000 championship.
A photo from 2003 of Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi at the GCC Cup Formula 2000 championship.
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  • It is not immediately clear what caused ruler's death
  • Leader is succeeded by son
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (CNN) -- Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, died Wednesday, according to the United Arab Emirates state news agency.

Qasimi, 92 according to the news agency, ruled Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven Gulf emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, since 1948.

It was not immediately clear what caused Qasimi's death.

Qasimi was succeeded by Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, one of his sons, the WAM news agency reported.