Funeral of Egyptian nuclear scientist Abou Bakr Abdel Moneim Ramadan in his home village Kafr Tasfa in Qalyoubeya governorate, Egypt. September 11, 2019. Egypt Today
CAIRO - 11 September 2019: The funeral of Egyptian nuclear scientist Abou Bakr Abdel Moneim Ramadan was held on Wednesday in his home village Kafr Tasfa in Qalyoubeya governorate as the body had arrived from Morocco at dawn.
FILE - Late Egyptian nuclear scientist Abu Bakr Abdel Moneim Ramadan
The scientist, who was head of the National Radiation Observatory Network at the Egyptian Nuclear and Radio-logical Regulatory Authority, passed away because of a heart attack as indicated by the autopsy carried out in Morocco.
Ramadan was attending an energy conference in Marrakech when he suffered from stomach cramps and got back to his hotel room, as stated by Egyptian Ambassador to Morocco Ashraf Ibrahim. Afterwards, the scientist asked the hotel for access to medical treatment as his condition got worse. However, he died upon arriving at a private clinic.
The Egyptian expert had previously participated in official meetings with Arab environment ministers in 2014, and was tasked, along with other experts, in 2015, to study the potential effects of the nuclear reactors Bushehr in Iran and Dimona in Israel.