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Briton dies in Romania hotel fall

A 47-year-old British man has died after falling from a hotel window in north-western Romania, police say. Media reported that he was a diplomat and that the death was a suicide.

The man died at about noon today after falling from the top floor of the hotel in the city of Baia Mare. Police spokeswoman for the region Dumitrita Rus said an investigation is under way but declined to provide further information.

Realitatea TV reported the man was a diplomat at the British embassy and that he jumped from the seventh floor of the Mara Hotel. It broadcast images of a body in a white sheet being put into a vehicle.

British Embassy spokeswoman Raluca Bragarea declined to comment on the media reports.



From Belfast Telegraph