Tests show E coli killed British tourist couple, says Egypt prosecutor

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Deaths of John and Susan Cooper while on holiday at Red Sea hotel blamed on bacteria

Egypt’s chief prosecutor has said tests have shown that E coli bacteria caused the deaths of two British tourists who were staying in a hotel in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.

The travel company Thomas Cook said last week that high levels of E coli and bacteria that can cause toxic shock syndrome were found at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel where John and Susan Cooper, aged 69 and 63, were staying on holiday when they died on 21 August.

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