DW: Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead in Tel Aviv home

16:57, 17 May 2020
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Du Wei / Photo from UNIAN

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He did not comment on the cause of the death, Deutsche Welle (DW) reported.

Police are reportedly investigating the circumstances of the death of 58-year-old Du Wei.

He was reportedly found in his home in Herzlija, near Tel Aviv. The married father of one came to Israel in mid-February to take up his post.

According to local media citing unidentified emergency medical officials, initial indications are that he died in his sleep of natural causes.

Before taking up the post in Israel, Du Wei had been China's ambassador to Ukraine.

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