Egyptian nuclear scientist dies suddenly in Morocco

Egyptian scientist Abu Bakr Abdel Moneim Ramadan, a professor at the Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority, suddenly died on Thursday in the Moroccan city of Marrakech while attending a scientific conference.

Egypt’s ambassador to Morocco, Ashraf Ibrahim, said that Ramadan had been taking part in a scientific conference since the beginning of the month at the invitation of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

During the events of the conference, Ramadan felt fatigued and asked permission to go to his room in the hotel, Ibrahim told Al-Masry Al-Youm.

Ibrahim said that it seems that Ramadan’s fatigue worsened and he informed the hotel management, which alerted the conference’s organizing committee. Ramadan was then transferred to a hospital, where he died.

The ambassador added that the Moroccan authorities ordered the autopsy as a routine procedure with any foreigner who dies in Morocco, with the results on Friday revealing that Ramadan’s death was from a heart attack.

The embassy is coordinating with the Moroccan authorities and the IAEA to transport Ramadan’s body back to Egypt, Ibrahim said.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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