A cordon tape is seen at the garden in front of the tower, where the body of the Swiss embassy's first secretary was found after falling from a building, in Tehran, Iran
A cordon tape is seen at the garden in front of the tower, where the body of the Swiss embassy's first secretary was found after falling from a building in Tehran, Iran
Photo: Reuters
A cordon tape is seen at the garden in front of the tower, where the body of the Swiss embassy's first secretary was found after falling from a building in Tehran, Iran

Senior Swiss diplomat in Iran found dead after fall from high-rise

Local media says body of first secretary of the country's embassy in Tehran was found by a gardener after an employee who arrived at her apartment noticed she was missing

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Published: 05.04.21 , 17:57
The first secretary at the Swiss embassy in Tehran was found dead on Tuesday after falling from a high-rise building where she lived in the north of the city, a spokesman for emergency services was quoted as saying by Iranian news agencies.
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  • The Swiss foreign ministry (FDFA) said an employee at its embassy in Iran had died of an accident, without identifying the victim.
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    A cordon tape is seen at the garden in front of the tower, where the body of the Swiss embassy's first secretary was found after falling from a building, in Tehran, Iran
    A cordon tape is seen at the garden in front of the tower, where the body of the Swiss embassy's first secretary was found after falling from a building, in Tehran, Iran
    A cordon tape is seen at the garden in front of the tower, where the body of the Swiss embassy's first secretary was found after falling from a building in Tehran, Iran
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    "The FDFA and its head Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis are shocked by the tragic death and express their deepest condolences to the family," it said.
    Iranian police have announced an investigation into the death.
    "Specialized police units are in the process of examining the circumstances around the death of a Swiss citizen employed by the Swiss embassy in Tehran," the national police said in a brief online statement.
    Iranian emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi said the diplomat's body was found by a gardener after an employee who arrived at her apartment early on Tuesday noticed she was missing, the news agency Fars reported.
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    A view of an entrance to the tower where the body of the Swiss embassy's first secretary was found
    A view of an entrance to the tower where the body of the Swiss embassy's first secretary was found
    A view of an entrance to the tower where the body of the Swiss embassy's first secretary was found
    (Photo: Reuters)
    "This person was the first secretary of the Swiss embassy," Khaledi told Mehr news agency. "The cause of her fall has yet to be determined," he told Fars.
    The diplomat was 51, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported. Other reports put her age at 52.
    Switzerland has represented U.S. diplomatic interests in Iran since Washington and Tehran cut ties shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
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