British embassy member dies after 'fall' in Romania

A staff member of the British embassy in Romania died today after reportedly falling from a hotel roof.

The 46-year-old man, who has not been identified, fell from the Hotel Mara in Baia Mare, in Maramures, north west Romania, according to the BNO news agency.

Sir Simon Fraser, the Permanent Under Secretary of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FC) said: "I am deeply saddened to confirm the tragic death of a member of our diplomatic staff in Romania."

"We ask for the privacy of the family and our Embassy team in Bucharest be respected at this difficult time."