Egyptian national dies of burn injuries in a London district

Tuesday 26-04-2016 08:44 PM

The building of Egypt's Foreign Ministry. ASWATMASRIYA/ Ahmed Hamed

CAIRO, Apr 26 (Aswat Masriya) – An Egyptian national died in a fire that broke out in a building in the district of Southall in London, state-run news agency MENA reported on Tuesday citing British police.

Sherif Adel Habib, 21, was found during the early hours of Monday suffering burn injuries and was transferred to a hospital in Essex where he was declared dead, the agency said.

British police said they are still investigating the circumstances of the “deadly fire”.

The Egyptian consulate in the UK is following up on the death of Habib, Egypt’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

Egypt's Consul General in London Ambassador Alaa Youssef is following up on the investigation of the British police, said the ministry.

The ministry added that Habib’s body was found in a burned car inside a garage in the district of Southall.

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