Family of Egypt Death Couple Devastated

24 August 2018, 10:16 | Updated: 24 August 2018, 10:20

Hurghada Red Sea

The daughter of a Burnley couple who've died on holiday in Egypt say they were fit and well when they went away.

Kelly Ormerod and her three children were with Susan and John Cooper when they passed away. they're still out there, unable to leave at the moment.

Kelly says: "As a family we are devastated. Mum and Dad meant the world to me and the children an we are in utter shock over what has happened and what is happening.

Prior to going on holiday, Mum and Dad were fit and healthy, they had no health problems at all.

What I want is to clear up some of what is being reported. We have no cause of death, a post mortem is underway.

Dad never went to hospital, he died in the hotel room in front of me. I went to hospital in the ambulance with mum where she passed away.

Thomas Cook have been amazing, we have support from the company and I can't praise them enough for what they've done.

My focus is on getting my children home. All we want is answers about what has happened and a cause of death.

I'd also like to thank people at home for their messages of love and support during this horrendous ordeal".

Susan Cooper worked for tour operator Thomas Cook at their shop in Burnley.

The company's now moving hundreds of customers out of the hotel after receiving further reports of raised illness among guests.