Canadian federal employee dies in Ghana after found unconscious in hotel: reports


OTTAWA – A Canadian federal employee has reportedly died in Ghana after being found unconscious at his hotel.

He’s identified in media reports as 54-year-old Darrell Prokopetz, a project manager with the Canada School of Public Service, which trains civil servants.

Asked about the death, the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa would only say the deceased was not part of two of the federal government’s recent initiatives in the West African country.

Spokesman John Babcock says the person was not involved in the trade mission led by Minister Ed Fast or in an education fair in the capital city.

He says consular officials in Accra, Ghana, are providing assistance as needed and working with local authorities to get more information. Prokopetz reportedly died Jan. 30 in Accra.

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