The report, released on Monday by a Commission of Jurists reportedly has suggested about emergence of new evidence, showing the plane was shot down en route to peace negotiations in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a news agency reported citing Ban's spokesperson.

The Commission, comprising international judges and diplomats, has reportedly urged the UN to reopen a probe into the September 1961 plane crash.

Hammarskjold led the UN from 1953 until his death in 1961, when he perished with 15 others in a plane crash in what was then known as Northern Rhodesia - now Zambia - while en route to Katanga in the DRC to negotiate a ceasefire.


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