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Egypt holiday anguish as little Chloe Johnson dies in resort pool tragedy


A British national has died in the Egyptian holiday resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, the Foreign Office said

A British national has died in the Egyptian holiday resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, the Foreign Office said

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The Egytian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh - where Chloe Johnson died

A grief-stricken family from London is trying to some to terms with death a little girl who drowned during a holiday at the Egytian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Five-year-old  Chloe Johnson died in a pool at a hotel.

Chloe's granny told Sky News that the family was "devastated" by the tragedy.

Travel company First Choice said Chloe, from Forest Hill in south London,  died in a waterpark at the Coral Sea Waterworld Hotel in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh,

First Choice said it would carry out a "full and thorough investigation" in partnership with the hotelier.

A spokeswoman said: "First Choice can sadly confirm that a child has died while staying at the Coral Sea Waterworld hotel in Egypt. The incident occurred in a pool in the hotel's waterpark.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this extremely difficult time. The British Consulate were immediately informed and they are now working with our dedicated resort team in Egypt, to offer every assistance possible to the family in resort.

"In partnership with the hotelier, our resort team are working to understand how the incident occurred, and we will be carrying out a full and thorough investigation. At this time our priority is to provide support to the family."

According to the Coral Sea Hotels and Resorts website, the Coral Sea Waterworld Hotel is "a magnificent resort leaving nothing to be desired" and is "set amid colourful landscape gardens and the resort's two pools".

It is described as a "perfect setting for complete relaxation", as well as being "an ideal venue for many exciting activities".

Sharm el-Sheikh is a popular holiday destination overlooking the Red Sea.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are aware of the death of a British national in Sharm el-Sheikh on 17 May. We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."









Belfast Telegraph