British tourist dies in banana boat accident at same Egypt resort where a couple died of 'mysterious illness'
A British tourist has died in a banana boat accident at the same Egyptian resort where two tourists died.
The mother, said to be in her 50s or 60s, was pulled from the water after the boat flipped leaving her trapped underneath.
The incident occurred on August 28, just a week after a Bri tish couple died in Hurghada following a mystery illness, the Sun reports.
According to a witness who was on the boat at the time, the inflatable flipped throwing its riders off, however one woman remained "trapped" underneath.
He said: "I could hear the woman's daughter wailing as she knew there was something seriously wrong with her mum."
Despite attempts from those on board, the woman could not be revived.
A spokesperson for Thomas Cook told the Standard: "We can confirm that one of our customers sadly died last week while on an excursion in Egypt.
"We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and our welfare team to continue to do all they can to support them at this time.
"We are urgently investigating what happened."
The incident comes a week after the death of Susan and John Cooper at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel in Hurghada.
Their daughter said her parents were "fit and healthy" with "no health problems at all" prior to their holiday.
Mr Cooper, 69, died in his room while Ms Cooper, 63, died en route to hospital.Source: Google News Egypt | Netizen 24 Egypt