Chinese ambassador found dead

China’s ambassador to Israel, Du Wei is dead.

Ambassador Du Wei was found dead, Sunday morning in his apartment, in a Tel Aviv suburb, Reuters is reporting.

The cause of his death is yet to be ascertained.

An Israeli police spokesman, confirming the news told Reuters news agency: “As part of the regular procedure, police units are at the scene.”

Israel’s Channel 12 TV, quoting unnamed medical sources, also reported that Mr Du died in his sleep of natural causes.

The ministry however did not give further details surrounding his death.

Du Wei began his term as the Ambassador about two months ago.

He was appointed in February having previously served as China’s envoy to Ukraine.

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