Dubai:

The very first secretary at the Swiss embassy in Tehran was located dead on Tuesday right after falling from a higher-rise constructing exactly where she lived in the north of the city, a spokesman for emergency services was quoted as saying by Iranian news agencies.

The Swiss foreign ministry (FDFA) mentioned an employee at its embassy in Iran had died of an accident, with out identifying the victim. “The FDFA and its head Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis are shocked by the tragic death and express their deepest condolences to the family,” it mentioned.

Iranian emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi mentioned the diplomat’s body was located by a gardener right after an employee who arrived at her apartment early on Tuesday noticed she was missing, the news agency Fars reported.

“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 place her age at 52.

Switzerland has represented U.S. diplomatic interests in Iran given that Washington and Tehran reduce ties shortly right after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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