September 12, 2018 / 3:14 PM / 2 years ago

RPT-Egypt prosecutor says e-coli was a factor in deaths of British tourists

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CAIRO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Egypt’s public prosecutor said on Wednesday that the e-coli bacteria was a factor in the deaths of two British tourists in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada last month.

The prosecutor gave details in a statement of an official medical report after an investigation into their deaths.

It said John Cooper, 69, was suffering from health problems but that e-coli was a cause of heart failure that led to his death. Cooper’s wife Susan, 63, was also likely to have been affected by e-coli and died of gastroenteritis. (Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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