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City official dies after falling from 27th floor

Update: August, 16/2019 - 11:15
The man was found lying on the ground outside the Vinaconex 1 apartment complex. — Photo tuoitre.vn

HÀ NỘI — A deputy director of the Hà Nội Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has reportedly died after falling from the top floor of an apartment building in Hà Nội.

At around 5pm on Thursday, residents of the Vinaconex 1 apartment complex in Cầu Giấy District found a body lying still on the ground. The man had died by the time police arrived.

Police later identified the victim as Phạm Văn Khương, deputy director of the city's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The department's director on Thursday night confirmed with Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper that Khương fell from the 27th floor of the building.

The 56-year-old official took office in May last year. He previously served as deputy director of the Hà Nội Department of Planning and Investment.

An investigation into the case was ongoing. — VNS

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