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Female diplomat falls to her death from Swiss embassy in Iran

Iranian police began an investigation into the death of the 51-year-old whose body was found at the foot of the tower block in Kamranieh a northern district of Tehran

A female diplomat who died in a fall from a building in Iran was the Swiss embassy's first secretary, a spokesman for emergency services was quoted as saying today by the semi-official news agency Mehr.

"This person was the first secretary of the Swiss embassy," Reuters reported spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi telling Mehr.

Iran's semi-official news agency ISNA reported the victim being 51 years old. She was the second-highest ranked employee at the embassy and had lived on the 18th floor of the building, the semi-official ILNA news agency said, citing its own reporter. It gave her age as 52.

Neither report contained any further information about the circumstances of her death.

Switzerland has represented US diplomatic interests in Iran since Washington and Tehran cut ties shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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