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A young woman has died after falling into a coma following her detention by Iran’s morality police, state media have reported, sparking fury on social media.

Mahsa Amini, 22, was on a visit to Tehran with her family when she was detained by the specialist police unit that enforces the strict dress code obligatory for women since shortly after the Islamic revolution of 1979.

“Unfortunately, she died and her body was transferred to the medical examiner’s office,” state television reported on Friday.

President Ebrahim Raisi ordered the interior minister to open an inquiry into the case.