Jun 09, 2017LegalComments Off on MOFA confirms death of Taiwanese man in Italy
Taipei--Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday confirmed the death of a Taiwanese man in Italy and said it had contacted the man's family and offered its assistance in dealing with the situation.
The ministry said Taiwan's representative office in Rome was notified by Italian police on June 7 that a man believed to be a Taiwanese citizen had died in Castellanza, a town in northern Italy, and that the cause of his death had yet to be determined.
The ministry said it pledged to assist the family in getting to Italy and dealing with the aftermath of the man's death, but it did not provide any further information.
The ministry's remarks came after the Chinese-language Liberty Times reported that a man in distress thought to be Taiwanese was rushed to a hospital in northern Italy by a couple of ethnic Chinese, citing Italian media reports.
The man was found to have stopped breathing when he arrived at the hospital, and the hospital staff later reported the man's death to police. The police came and found that the deceased had a Taiwanese passport, the reports said.
The police suspect that the man took some unspecified substances that led to a fatal heart attack, according to the reports.
The body of the man has been sent to a morgue and is waiting to be identified by his family, the reports said.