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S. Korean diplomat stationed in Latin America dies in apparent suicide: ministry

Diplomacy 17:48 April 19, 2021

SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean diplomat stationed in a Latin American nation has died in an apparent suicide, the foreign ministry said Monday.

The official died early last week and is believed to have committed suicide, a ministry official said.

The ministry declined to provide more details, citing the privacy of the deceased and the family.

Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong has ordered a thorough probe into the death, the official added.

The ministry is discussing funeral procedures with the family of the deceased, the official said.


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