British couple die on holiday booked with Peterborough-based travel agents Thomas Cook

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

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

One was a long-serving employee of Thomas Cook which has its main offices in Lynch Wood, Peterborough.

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.”