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GENEVA - A Nigerian asylum seeker who had gone on a hunger strike to protest against his expulsion from Switzerland died during his deportation, officials said yesterday.
The man, 29, died on Wednesday night at Zurich airport, just before a special flight to Lagos was scheduled to take off. The immigrant was reportedly involved in trading illegal drugs and had been denied asylum.
The Swiss Federal Office of Migration expressed "regret at this tragic incident" and said an investigation into the causes of death had been launched.
The man had been on hunger strike for several days in a bid to fight his expulsion. He was said to have been confined at the time of his death, owing to his lack of cooperation with the deportation process.
Around 15 illegal aliens had been scheduled to board the flight to the Nigerian capital, which was cancelled following the incident, police said.
Similar future flights were also put on hold.