23 June 2010

UN Portuguese police officer killed in fatal traffic accident in Timor-Leste

Radio Timor-Leste, June 21, 2010 language source: Tetun One of the UN Portuguese Police officers was killed in a fatal traffic accident in the country’s east in Manatuto district. 

Sergeant Hermenegildo Marques died after he was taken to the UN clinic in Dili. 

Meanwhile, another UN Portuguese police officer sustained injuries and was evacuated to Darwin for receiving intensive medical treatment. 

The UN mission in Timor-Leste sent condolences to the deceased’s family and the Portuguese Police contingent. 

The accident happened when a team of Portuguese police was heading to Viqueque district to neutralise explosive items in that district.
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