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Two British tourists die on a Thomas Cook holiday in Hurghada, Egypt - NZ NEWS

  • Two British tourists die on a Thomas Cook holiday in Hurghada, Egypt - NZ NEWS
    A British couple have died on a Thomas Cook holiday in Egypt, the company announced today.One was a Thomas Cook employee at the Burnley branch of the travel agent.The pair were staying at a Thomas Cook hotel in the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada.It is not yet clear how they died and investigations are ongoing.  The pair were staying at a Thomas Cook hotel in the resort town of Hurghada (stock image of the town)Thomas Cook said in a statement: 'We are deeply saddened by the deaths of two of our customers while on holiday in Hurghada in Egypt, one of whom was a loyal and long-serving member of our Thomas Cook family. 'Our focus is on fully supporting their loved ones. We are urgently investigating with the hotel and supporting the local authorities.'  A spokesman said the company would not reveal details of how the pair died 'out of respect for their families.'He said customers' upcoming holidays to the resort are not affected by the tragedy. Thomas Cook has not confirmed when the pair died but the Head of Customer Welfare Carol Mackenzie flew to Hurghada last night to offer support to the couple's families.The company's store in Burnley is closed today as a sign of respect.  One of the tourists was a Thomas Cook employee at the Burnley branch (pictured) of the travel agentThe Thomas Cook website describes Hurghada as 'the capital of the Red Sea Riviera, where beautiful beaches, vibrant nightclubs and world-class diving destinations await.'The company offers all-inclusive holidays to around 20 hotels there. A Foreign Office spokesman said: 'We are supporting the family of a British couple who died in Hurghada, Egypt and we are in contact with the local tour operator.'Last year the resort was thrown into chaos when a knifeman killed two German women and injured four tourists on the beach.Police said the assailant swam from a nearby beach before stabbing people while shouting: 'Stay away, I don't want Egyptians.'In January 2016, three foreign tourists were stabbed at the same resort by two suspected ISIS militants.  The Thomas Cook website describes Hurghada (pictured in stock image) as 'the capital of the Red Sea Riviera'
    Source: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6090139/Two-British-tourists-die-Thomas-Cook-holiday-Egypt.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490

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