Police investigate death of Cork man in Mozambique
The Department of Foreign Affairs yesterday confirmed an Irish man was killed over the weekend while working on a construction project in Mozambique. Irish Embassy officials are assisting the family in arranging to have the man’s body repatriated.
William Deasy (32) from the Dublin Hill area of Cork city, was working for engineering company Kentz when he was killed. Details of what exactly happened are unclear but Kentz confirmed Mr Deasy did not die in an industrial accident.
It is understood that Mr Deasy, who graduated from Cork Institute of Technology in 2011 with a first-class Bachelor of Science degree in quantity surveying, had been working with Kentz on project for Kenmare Resources at Moma mineral sands in Mozambique.
Kentz extended it sympathies to the family of Mr Deasy and confirmed a full investigation was being conducted by police in Mozambique.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore also extended his sympathies to Mr Deasy’s family on their loss and confirmed Irish Embassy officials in Maputo are assisting both Mr Deasy’s family and Kentz as they work to bring Mr Deasy’s body back to Ireland.