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Polish diplomat missing in Beirut, presumed drowned

PR dla Zagranicy
Nick Hodge 26.04.2013 08:49
A Polish diplomat is missing in Beirut after his companion was discovered apparently washed up on a beach in the Lebanese capital.

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“Local police are convinced that he drowned in a place that is is particularly dangerous for swimmers,” foreign ministry spokesman Marcin Bosacki told Polish Radio.

Wojciech Gawrysiuk, an employee at the Polish embassy in Beirut, is understood to have attended a party in the city on Saturday night in the company of a Lebanese woman named Michlene Maalouf.

According to Lebanese news source Now, Maalouf's body was found at 6.15 am local time on Sunday morning. She appears to have drowned.

A car registered to the Polish embassy was discovered not far from where the woman's body was found.

A security source told Now that that the keys were still in the ignition of the car, and that the clothes of both Gawrysiuk and Maalouf were inside the vehicle.

The search for the diplomat is ongoing. (nh)

Source: IAR, Now

tags: Beirut, Lebanon
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