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British diplomat falls to death in apparent Romania suicide

Published on Jan 17, 2014 5:30 PM

BUCHAREST (AFP) - A British diplomat has fallen to his death from the top floor of a Romanian hotel, in what media said Friday was an apparent suicide.

Britain's Foreign Office confirmed the man was a member of the diplomatic staff at its embassy in Romania but did not provide further details citing privacy.

Romanian media reported the death was a suicide.

According to local police, the 46-year-old plummeted from the highest floor of a hotel in the northern city of Baia Mare after leaving a farewell note.

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