Egypt's Emigration and Expatriate Affairs Minister Nabila Makram
Egypt's Emigration and Expatriate Affairs Minister Nabila Makram asserted she is closely following up the death of an Egyptian man in Italy, according to a statement by the ministry on Saturday.
Islam Eid Ahmed, 30, from Menoufiya Governorate, died in Italy, the ministry further mentioned. The Italian authorities found the Egyptian man dead outside a farm adjacent to railways tracks, four kilometres off the Italian city of Lodi, it added.
The ministry said Makram has communicated with Ahmed's next of kin, who are living in Milan city and offered condolences over the death incident.
She affirmed she is following up investigations into Ahmed's death in cooperation with the Egyptian consulate general in Milan to pinpoint causes of the death, which are have not been identified so far.
On Saturday, the body of the dead Egyptian man was expected to arrive upon a request by his next of kin. He will be buried in Egypt.
The probe will continue even following the return of Ahmed's body to Egypt to clarify the reasons behind his demise, the Egyptian official noted.
Ahmed was suffering from a leg disability, which makes it difficult for him to move.