FILE: Late Egyptian nuclear scientist Abu Bakr Abdel Moneim Ramadan
CAIRO – 7 September 2019: A cloud of mystery has been shadowing the death of Egyptian nuclear scientist Abu Bakr Abdel Moneim Ramadan who announced dead after attending an energy conference in Marrakech, Morocco.
Ramadan was head of the National Radiation Observatory Network at the Egyptian Nuclear and Radio-logical Regulatory Authority.
In remarks to Egypt Today, Egyptian Ambassador to Morocco Ashraf Ibrahim said Ramadan felt sick during the conference and went to his room.
Egyptian Ambassador to Morocco Ashraf Ibrahim
Shortly after arriving to his room in a hotel in the tourist area of Agdal, Ramadan felt a severe health disorder and called room service to ask for medical assistance, however, he died upon arriving to a private clinic.
The public prosecutor in the Moroccan city of Marrakech ordered the autopsy of the body to know the real reasons leading to his death.
Preliminary reports say Ramadan died of a heart stroke, while final results of the autopsy will be revealed today.
The Egyptian ambassador to Morocco explained that the embassy is following up with the Moroccan authorities since the death of Ramadan and will pursue procedures to return his body home.
Medical sources said that Ramadan felt stomach cramps before heading to the clinic where he died, and directed blood samples to a medical laboratory in Casablanca to see if the death was caused by poisoning.
The Egyptian expert had previously participated in official meetings with Arab environment ministers in 2014, and was tasked, along with other experts, in 2015, to study the potential effects of the nuclear reactors Bushehr in Iran and Dimona in Israel.