An asylum seeker who was being held at the Australian-run detention centre on Manus Island has been found dead.
Police say the man’s body was found near the East Lorengau refugee transit centre on Monday morning.
Australia’s Immigration along with also Border Protection department said Papua brand new Guinean (PNG) authorities are investigating the death.
PNG police said the man, who is usually by Iran, took his own life, though reports say some other residents contested in which.
The man’s name has not been released.
Asylum seekers who arrive in Australia by boat are detained at the Manus Island centre along with also on the nation of Nauru as part of the government’s long-standing policy.
Australia agreed to close the Manus Island centre last year after a PNG court ruled in which detaining asylum seekers along with also refugees there was unconstitutional.
Rights groups say conditions within the PNG along with also Nauru camps are inadequate with poor hygiene, cramped conditions, unrelenting heat along with also a lack of facilities.
The controversial centre is usually due to close by 31 October.