Swiss diplomat dies in Iran high-rise fall

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A senior employee at the Swiss embassy in Tehran has died after falling from a high-rise building where she lived in the north of the city, Iranian news agencies report.

The member of staff was a 51-year-old woman, a spokesman for emergency services was quoted as saying by the semi-official news agency ISNA reported.

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 on Tuesday.

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