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Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:59PM
Police investigators work at the residence of Nigerien ambassador in Ukkel-Uccle, Brussels, on January 18, 2013.

Police investigators work at the residence of Nigerien ambassador in Ukkel-Uccle, Brussels, on January 18, 2013.

Niger's ambassador to Belgium and his wife have been found dead at their residence in Uccle-Ukkel, Brussels, after what police sources announced carbon monoxide poisoning. The Nigerien Embassy announced the death of Issaka Djibo, 61, and his wife Fatouma, 50, on Friday, AFP reported. The bodies of the two were found in their bedroom by their daughter, alerted by an embassy employee who had not heard from the ambassador. Initial findings suggested the couple died from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a faulty heater, the Belga news agency cited police officals as saying. Djibo, took up his post in January 2012, also represented Niger to the European Union. MRS/JR