Northern Ireland

Irish construction worker killed in Mozambique

William Deasy from Cork had been living in Mozambique for about 18 months.
Image caption William Deasy from Cork had been living in Mozambique for about 18 months.

The Irishman killed in Mozambique has been named as William Deasy from Kilcully, Cork.

The 32-year-old had been working for the Irish engineering and construction company, Kentz.

There are unconfirmed reports that he was shot. Some newspapers said the shooting took place on the Moma to Maputo road.

A spokeswoman for Kentz said it was "deeply saddened by the tragedy".

In a statement, the company said the man's family had been informed and they were in close contact with them.

It is understood Mr Deasy had been living in the north-eastern town of Moma for about 18 months.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said it was offering assistance to the family.

The Irish Ambassador in the capital Maputo is liaising with Mr Deasy's employer.

Local police authorities are carrying out a full investigation into his death.