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Parliament, Friday 14 September 2018 – Parliament’s Presiding Officers are shocked and saddened at the passing away this morning (14 September) of a parliamentary official who allegedly took his own life at Parliament.

Parliament is in the process of informing the deceased official’s family and the Presiding Officers will visit them.

The incident has, obviously, caused trauma and distress among parliament's members of staff and the institution as a whole. Necessary assistance is being arranged to help them to come to terms with the tragedy.

Further details will be provided once the family has been informed,

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