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BAGHDAD — A detainee died of natural causes at Camp Cropper on Saturday, officials said Wednesday.

His death is under investigation, a standard procedure for detainees who die while in custody of the Multi-National Force-Iraq.

The detainee had been admitted to the hospital Nov. 27 for a heart attack, according to a press release issued by the MNFI. He was treated and then put under observation.

On Nov. 30, while still hospitalized, the detainee suffered a more serious heart attack.

Despite treatment, his condition deteriorated and he developed an abnormal heart rhythm.

An attending physician pronounced him dead at 9:51 a.m. on Saturday.

The family will receive the detainee’s remains following the investigation into his death.

Another detainee died two days earlier at Camp Cropper, also apparently of natural causes.

That detainee was admitted to the hospital Nov. 2 for treatment of pre-existing medical conditions and was still under medical care when he died, according to MNFI. He was pronounced dead at 9:11 a.m. on Nov. 30.


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