By Steve Dellar   |  08-24-2018   News
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Two British tourists, 69-year-old Mr John Cooper and his 64-year-old wife Susan were found dead at five-star Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel in Hurghada, Egypt earlier this week.

Fearing a fallout and further illnesses, tour operator Thomas Cook has now decided to evacuate the 300 other guests from the hotel as it remains unclear what happened to them. The senior British pair, who hail from Burnley, Lancashire, had been enjoying the 'holiday of a lifetime' in the Red Sea resort with their daughter Kelly, 40, when they were found dead.

The circumstances of their death remain a mystery as some blame a faulty air-conditioning system in the luxury hotel and others say it was food poisoning.

According to reports in the British press today, some 100 other hotel guests were ‘on their knees’ and vomiting.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;m looking to speak to people who have visited the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hurghada?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Hurghada</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Egypt?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Egypt</a>.<br><br>Are you one of those evacuated? Have you been there before? <br><br>DMs are open or email [email protected]<a href="https://t.co/rfSJ6wqi4n">https://t.co/rfSJ6wqi4n</a></p>&mdash; Jacob Dylan Jarvis (@jacobjarv) <a href="https://twitter.com/jacobjarv/status/1032927356833476609?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 24, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Daughter Kelly Ormerod: “As a family we are devastated. Mum and Dad meant the world to me and the children, and we are in utter shock over what has happened and what is happening. Prior to going on holiday, Mum and Dad were fit and healthy. They had no health problems at all.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NEWS: Thomas Cook says it&#39;s investigating reports of a &#39;raised level of illness&#39; at a hotel in Egypt where a British couple died. All 300 of its customers at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel in Hurghada are being moved to alternative accommodation. <a href="https://t.co/dVU0A2s0aF">pic.twitter.com/dVU0A2s0aF</a></p>&mdash; kmfm News (@kmfmnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/kmfmnews/status/1032908872531562497?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 24, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“What I want is to clear up some of what is being reported. We have no cause of death, a post-mortem is under way. Dad never went to hospital - he died in the hotel room in front of me. I went to hospital in the ambulance with Mum, where she passed away. Thomas Cook have been amazing, we have support from the company and I can't praise them enough for what they've done. My focus is on getting my children home. All we want is answers about what has happened and a cause of death.”

“I'd also like to thank people at home for their messages of love and support during this horrendous ordeal.”

The pan-European travel company, Thomas Cook, declared that it had found no evidence the couple died from carbon monoxide poisoning and investigations were ongoing. It has in the meantime decided to cut the holiday short and evacuate all other tourists from said hotel.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Governor of Hurghada has claimed that British couple John and Susan Cooper died of natural causes at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel in Egypt <a href="https://t.co/EFbArvYffu">https://t.co/EFbArvYffu</a> <a href="https://t.co/e8HxPjZiRf">pic.twitter.com/e8HxPjZiRf</a></p>&mdash; ITV News (@itvnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/itvnews/status/1032910329368457216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 24, 2018</a></blockquote>

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As North African countries were hit by dropping European tourist numbers, many have started offering all-inclusive packages at incredible prices in the past few months, hoping to lure guests.

The Steigenberger Aqua Magic in Hurghada has 725 rooms, 9 pools, an aqua park and a golf terrain with nine holes. A week’s stay all in with flight was available as from €750 per person.

Source:

https://www.hln.be/reizen/18-belgen-uit-egyptisch-hotel-gehaald-na-mysterieuze-dood-brits-koppel~af10d078/

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Anonymous No. 34941 1535115681

Egypt all inclusive is risky, unless you are desperate for a deal stay in Europe.

Anonymous No. 34947 1535118031

Someone is practicing

Anon No. 34970 1535137966

so, we don't know what they have, and the are currently contained within the hotel, but wait, no… lets move them and let them disperse with the local population, what could go wrong right?

Anonymous No. 35038 1535181695

Hmmm. Think eating meals prepared by street shitters that use fingernails for toilet paper might have a down side?

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