Egyptian national assaulted in Jordan dies in hospital: Manpower minister
Ahram Online, , Thursday 28 Dec 2017

An Egyptian national who was assaulted on Friday in Jordan has died from his injuries, Egypt's Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan said in a statement on Wednesday.

The minister said Morsi's body will be returned to Egyptlater today, and that the ministry is following up on developments in the investigation.

Ali El-Sayed Morsi had fallen into a coma earlier this week due to serious injuries sustained in the attack, and was receiving treatment at the intensive care unit at a local hospital.

The spokesman of Jordan's general security directorate said on Thursday that the incident took place on Friday when a grocery store owner beat the Egyptian man, causing him to fall and hit his head on a parked vehicle, which resulted in a brain haemorrhage, according to Jordanian statenews agency Petra.

The assailant has turned himself in and is being detained pending investigations, according to the spokesman.

In an earlier statement, the Egyptian ministry quoted an official Jordanian report as saying that Morsi was beaten by a group of men over a disputeregarding a sum of money (around $2,800)for the sale of a car, adding that several suspects had been arrested.

The Jordanian labour minister has condemned the attack, stressing the brotherly relations between Egypt and Jordan and his appreciation for Egyptian labour in the country.

More than 600,000 Egyptians reside in Jordan, according to a 2015 census.