Worker shot dead in Mozambique
Published 25/02/2013 | 13:16
An Irish man has been killed in a suspected car-jacking in Mozambique where he had been working.
William Deasy is believed to have been shot dead during a robbery on Sunday morning in the east African country.
The 32-year-old from Dublin Pike, near Kilcully, north of Cork city, worked with the engineering and construction company Kentz.
Family friend Jude O'Callaghan described the victim as a thorough gentleman who came from a close family.
His father Pat was heavily involved with Glen Rovers hurling club, where Mr Deasy and his brothers Paul and David played as children. He is also survived by his mother Bina.
"He was a thorough gentleman," said Mr O'Callaghan, adult club secretary.
"It was a total shock to hear the tragic circumstances. Our sympathies and prayers go to his father, mother and siblings. They are a lovely family, a very close family.
"William hadn't played at the club since he was nine or ten, but his father played for years and was later involved coaching junior and intermediate teams."
The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed it was offering assistance to his family, while the Irish Ambassador in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, is working with his employer.
Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore said expressed his sympathy with the victim's family. "It's a very sad occasion," said the Tanaiste.