Red Sea governor says air conditioning and ventilation systems being investigated

The governor in charge of the Egyptian resort town where two British holidaymakers died suddenly last week has confirmed there was an unusual smell in their hotel room, adding to fears there may have been something in the ventilation system that contributed to their deaths.

Maj Gen Ahmed Abdullah, the Red Sea governor, told reporters in Hurghada “there was a strange odour in the room” where John Cooper, 69, and his wife Susan, 63 fell ill last Monday night. He said the room at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel had been sealed off while a committee of specialists investigated the ventilation and air conditioning systems.

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