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Attorney General issues final statement on death of British couple

CAIRO – 12 September 2018: Egypt's Attorney General Nabil Sadek issued a statement on the death of the British couple who died on 21 August in Hurghada, in which he revealed that the forensic report revealed that John suffered from Vomiting and diarrhea and that he received the needed treatment from the doctors, unfortunately, his condition has deteriorated. As a result, he sadly died of a circulatory collapse and cardiac arrest inside his room.
Susan, the former’s wife, fainted and was then moved at 4 p.m. to Aseel Medical Care Hospital in the Red Sea city of Hurghada, according to the statement. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation were then carried out for 30 minutes, before Susan lost her life at 5:12 p.m. Susan’s body was also moved to Hurghada General Hospital.
In the initial report, the forensic team stated that there are no signs of criminal resistance or violence existing on the two bodies; however, further examination will also take, according to the statement.
The British couple John and Susan Cooper arrived in Hurghada among a touristic group consisting of 11 tourists on Aug. 22.
Earlier, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism has announced forming a team to follow up on the death of the British couple.
Serag Al-Din Saad, an assistant tourism minister, said in the statement that the ministry is following up on the case, in coordination with the Egyptian Red Sea governorate, the General Administration of Tourism and Antiquities Police, and Thomas Cook travel company.
Egypt’s Red Sea governorate earlier said that John and Susan Cooper, British tourists, died at different times in Hurghada as a result of circulatory collapse.
The medical inspector also denied the presence of any criminal activity concerning Susan’s death, adding that Susan died of a circulatory collapse. The two bodies were ordered for further examination.



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