The BBC’s Caroline Hawley in Tripoli says the
authorities now have to decide how to deal with Col Gaddafi’s death and in
particular his burial.
They have said they will conduct a secret burial and there is some
speculation that they might even try to bury him at sea, as happened with
al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, to prevent any grave being turned into a
shrine, she adds.
Oil Minister Ali Tarhouni told Reuters news agency that Col Gaddafi’s body
was not going to be released from a morgue in Misrata for immediate burial.
“I told them to keep it in the freezer for a few days… to make sure that
everybody knows he is dead,” he said.