John, Susan Cooper at a resort in Hurghada- Facebook page of Red Sea governorate
CAIRO – 24 August 2018: Egypt’s Red Sea governorate said that John and Susan Cooper, British tourists, died at different times in Hurghada as a result of circulatory collapse.
According to the governorate’s statement, John, 69, died inside his room in the hotel on Tuesday morning. The statement added that preliminary medical reports revealed that he died of a circulatory collapse and cardiac arrest. John’s body was moved to the Hurghada General Hospital.
Conducting a medical report, a Health Ministry medical inspector denied the presence of any criminal activity concerning the death of John, the statement added.
Susan, 64, the victim’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.
A Cardiopulmonary resuscitation had been carried out for 30 minutes, according to the statement; before Susan lost her life at 5:12 p.m. Susan’s body was also moved to Hurghada General Hospital.
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, the statement added.
According to a statement by the company, Hurghada’s Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel was evacuated from 301 Thomas Cook travel company holidaymakers, as a “precautionary measure,” amid reports of “raised level of illness among guests.” The guests would be offered alternative hotels, according to the statement.
"Safety is always our first priority, so as a precautionary measure we have taken a decision to remove all our customers from this hotel," the company said.
The Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel received a score of 96 percent in July by Thomas Cook, according to the company’s statement.
In 2017, Thomas Cook said that more flights to Hurghada were being added for "winter and summer 2017 to keep up with demand,” adding that Hurghada is "growing in popularity.”