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British Girl Dies At Egyptian Resort

posted 18 May 2013, 09:21 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 18 May 2013, 09:22 ]

A British child died in a resort pool on Friday (May 17) while on holiday with her family at Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh.

 SHARM EL-SHEIKHEGYPT (MAY 18, 2013) (REUTERS) - A British child died in a resort pool in Egypt's famous Red Sea destinationSharm El-Sheikh on Friday (May 17) while on holiday with her parents.

General Manager of the Coral Sea Waterworld hotel, Ashraf Khalil, told Reuters that the girl died at about 13:00 local time (1100 GMT) on Friday and an investigation into the exact cause of death is ongoing.

Hotel management released a preliminary statement concerning the accident offering their "deepest condolences and sympathies to the family during this difficult time".

"The safety of our guests is always our utmost priority and the hotel management is working closely with First Choice as well as the local authorities to investigate this tragic accident," the statement continued.

Khalil told Reuters that the hotel is cooperating fully with local police investigations.

Investigators from the UK are due to land in Sharm El-Sheikh on Saturday.