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The Office of the Chief Coroner has set the date for an inquest into the death of an Igloolik man who died in RCMP custody.

Nunavut's Office of the Chief Coroner has set a date for the mandatory inquest into the death of Solomon Uyarasuk.

Uyarasuk, 26, died in September 2012 while in the custody of Igloolik RCMP. He was found unresponsive in a cell shortly after being brought to the detachment.

The inquest will take place Nov. 24 to 28 in that community. The purpose of the inquest is to examine the circumstances around Uyarasuk's death and make recommendations to prevent similar deaths in the future.