Siti Herwansyah, an administrative officer of the Embassy of Indonesia in Dhaka, died on Thursday morning.
An embassy staff took Siti to the United Hospital as she got sick at her residence in the morning and the duty doctors declared her dead stating that she died much before reaching the hospital.
‘She was brought dead to the hospital,’ United Hospital chief of communications Shagufa Anwar told New Age and the hospital authorities informed the local police station as a part of routine procedures. The body was kept at the hospital mortuary.
Siti, 28, was a non-diplomatic staff at the embassy.
The reason for her death was not clear, an official at the diplomatic security unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police told New Age. The Police visited her place.
The embassy informed the foreign ministry that they requested the hospital authorities for conducting a COVID-19 test of the deceased although there was no symptom of the disease, foreign ministry director general for South East Asia wing MJH Jabed told New Age.
A post-mortem examination would also be conducted as a part of a routine procedure in the case of death of a foreigner, he said.
The embassy was yet to decide whether the body would be taken to Indonesia for burial or not, said the official.
Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen spoke to Indonesian ambassador Rina P. Soemarno over phone and condolled the death, the foreign ministry said in a press release.
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