Police confirm body of Azerbaijan national found on Kurumba resort

The Maldives Police Service (MPS) has confirmed an investigation is ongoing into the death of a 27 year-old male from Azerbaijan, whose body was discovered at the Kurumba Maldives resort near to the capital of Male’ on Thursday (July 25).

A police media official confirmed to Minivan News that the body of Tural Gurbanov had been discovered on the resort Thursday – though the cause of his death was unknown at time of press.

Local media has previously reported that the deceased was believed to have been a tourist whose body was discovered in one of the resort’s rooms on Thursday morning.


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  1. Hi Neil -- Our conversation got cut short, but I wanted to thank you for your help and establish an e-mail connection in case this story develops further.

    We expect to have a piece tomorrow, based in part on an interview we've done with the victim's father (who rejects suicide variant). I would like to cite you by name, if you don't have any objections.

    Most of the press accounts so far are in Russian, but I'm attaching a brief statement from the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry. This at least appears to confirm the official version that he was a diplomat.

    Baku. Shamil Alibeyli – APA. Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has issued a statement on the death of the diplomat.

    Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Elman Abdullayev told APA that Second Secretary of Azerbaijani Embassy in Germany Tural Gurbanov died during vacation on July 25.”

    Abdullayev also noted that according to the initial information Gurbanov died of heart failure.

    29-year-old Tural Gurbanov reportedly died in recreation center in the Maldives at the end of July.

    Please let me know if you find out anything interesting you don't mind sharing, and we will do the same!

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