British couple die on Thomas Cook holiday in Egypt

A British couple have died on a Thomas Cook holiday in Egypt.

The couple were staying the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Picture: File Photo

The couple, from Burnley, Lancashire, died while staying in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, the tour operator said.

One was a long-serving employee of Thomas Cook.

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The circumstances of their deaths have not been released. Investigations into what happened are continuing.

Ingo Burmester, chief of Thomas Cook UK, said: “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.”