Swiss diplomat in Iran reportedly dies in fall from high rise

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian police star investigating the death of a Swiss diplomat who died after reportedly falling from a high rise in the capital of Tehran.

The Swiss woman, in her 50s, fell from the upper floors of a 20-story building in which she lived in northern Tehran, the state-run IRNA news agency reports. A worker discovered her missing this morning and called authorities.

The Swiss Foreign Ministry in Bern acknowledges in a statement that an employee “died in a fatal incident on Tuesday.” The ministry declines to identify the woman, but says diplomats have been in touch with local police.

The Swiss Embassy has represented American interests in Tehran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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