Businessman From Ghana Found Dead in Hotel While on Visit to Seoul for South Korea-Africa Summit

By Jace Dela Cruz

Jun 05, 2024 01:02 PM EDT

A businessman from Ghana was discovered dead at his hotel in Seoul on Tuesday morning. He was in South Korea to attend an event related to the Korea-Africa Summit. 

What Caused the Death of Ghana Businessman in South Korea?

According to The Korea Times, the man in his 50s, was in the city for a business event linked to the Korea-Africa Summit. However, police said he was found dead at the hotel in the southern district of Gangnam.

Authorities noted that there was no signs of foul play and suggested that the man may have died from natural causes. The man was identified as a company official from Ghana who visited Seoul to attend a business counseling event happening on the sidelines of the Korea-Africa Summit.

The two-day summit, which kicked off Tuesday, focused on expanding and strengthening economic ties and cooperation between South Korea and African nations. It was attended by delegations from 48 African countries, including 25 heads of state.

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Investigation Ongoing on the Death of the Businessman From Ghana

Police officials said that the investigation is ongoing, but preliminary assessments suggest no immediate indications of criminal activity. The possibility of a health-related issue being the cause of death is currently under consideration. Further details about the man's identity have not been disclosed.

The sudden death of the businessman from Ghana has cast a somber tone on the Korea-Africa Summit. Authorities are expected to provide more information after completing their investigation.

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