Strong poison could be behind two Czech tourists´ deaths in Egypt

Hurghada – Strong poison is allegedly behind the deaths of a Czech woman and her daughter who were found lifeless in their hotel room in Hurghada a few days ago as their stomachs were corroded by an acid, the Head of the Hurghada hospital that is performing the autopsy has told Czech Radio (CRo).

The Head of the hospital said the extremely strong poison ruled out the possibility of an unintentional food poisoning.

The official results of the autopsy  however are not yet known. The autopsy is to be completed within a week.

Czech daily Lidove Noviny (LN) writes today that the Egyptian police who dealt with the case are alleged to believe that murder is behind the two deaths.

More and more circumstantial pieces of evidence indicate that the death of the two Czech tourists was not accidental, the paper writes. The woman´s husband seems to be the main suspect, it says.

The mother, aged 36, and daughter, 8, were found dead in their room during Monday night in the Titanic Palace Hotel where the family was spending its holiday.

The husband was also hospitalised. He said he had no explanation for the tragedy.

The family arrived in Hurghada on July 26 and all three of them started vomiting and suffered from diarrhoea on Monday, July 29, the husband told Czech Television (CT) previously.

He said the family ate only food from the hotel.

Due to the police investigation, the man remains in Egypt.

“The local police have his passport,” Czech Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Johana Grohova said.

Communication with local authorities is not easy at the moment as this is the last weekend of Ramadan, the month of fasting observed by Muslims.

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