British diplomat dies in Romania hotel fall


A British man has died after jumping from the window of his hotel in Romania.

The 47-year-old man was reportedly a diplomat at the British embassy, and it is believed he jumped from the seventh floor of the Mara Hotel in Baia Mare, reports the Belfast Telegraph.

The Mara Hotel is a three-star hotel, seven hours' drive from the British Embassy in Bucharest.

Fox news reports that police spokeswoman for the region, Dumitrita Rus, said the man died at midday on Thursday and that an investigation was underway.

Local media Realitatea TV broadcast footage of the body being lifted from the pavement.

According to the Daily Mail, the British Foreign Office said: "We are aware of reports and looking into them."

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