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British backpacker, 22, and her Canadian friend, 27, are found dead at a hostel in Cambodia after ‘taking over-the … – Daily Mail

  • Two women found dead in Monkey Republic Guest House in Kampot, Cambodia
  • Briton Natalie Jade Seymour, 22, died alongside her Canadian friend, 27
  • The backpackers were reportedly rushed to hospital but could not be revived
  • It is understood they may have taken over-the-counter medicine after falling ill

ByRichard Shearsand Phan Soumy In Phnom Penh, Cambodia For Mailonline

Published: 08:01 EST, 14 November 2017 | Updated: 10:55 EST, 14 November 2017

A British backpacker and her Canadian friend have been found dead in a Cambodian hostel, it has emerged.

Briton Natalie Jade Seymour, 22 and her 27-year-old friend were found dead in the Monkey Republic Guest House in the south western city of Kampot.

It is understood that the friends may have taken over-the-counter medicine having fallen ill. Cambodia’s Department of Immigration said preliminary investigations found they had been ‘suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting’.

The Cambodian Expatriates website published a photo of Ms Seymour’s passport page which reveals she was born in Stotfold, Bedfordshire.

Briton Natalie Jade Seymour (pictured), 22 and a 27-year-old woman from Canada, were found dead in the Monkey Republic Guest House in Kampot

Briton Natalie Jade Seymour (pictured), 22 and a 27-year-old woman from Canada, were found dead in the Monkey Republic Guest House in Kampot

Briton Natalie Jade Seymour (pictured), 22 and a 27-year-old woman from Canada, were found dead in the Monkey Republic Guest House in Kampot

They were reportedly found dead at the hostel (pictured) in Kampot, Cambodia, this morning

They were reportedly found dead at the hostel (pictured) in Kampot, Cambodia, this morning

They were reportedly found dead at the hostel (pictured) in Kampot, Cambodia, this morning

It is understood the women were found by a shocked staff member who raised the alarm.

The women were rushed to Kampot provincial hospital but they could not be revived. Local reports suggested they had already passed away when found in the hostel.

A forensic examination was being prepared to establish the exact cause of death.

A member of the management of the Monkey Republic Hostel told MailOnline: ‘We are all deeply shocked and very sad for the families and friends of these two very nice women.

‘It seems they were very close friends who were travelling together. They arrived together and went around together.

‘This is now in the hands of the police but there is nothing suspicious about their deaths.

‘One of the staff saw them last night and asked if they were going to eat in the restaurant, but they said they weren’t going to be eating. They did have a lot of water in their room. Everyone is very upset about it.’

The Canadian and Briton Natalie Jade Seymour (pictured) were rushed to Kampot provincial hospital but they could not be revived

The Canadian and Briton Natalie Jade Seymour (pictured) were rushed to Kampot provincial hospital but they could not be revived

The Canadian and Briton Natalie Jade Seymour (pictured) were rushed to Kampot provincial hospital but they could not be revived

Local reports suggested Ms Seymour and her Canadian friend had already passed away when they were found in the hostel. Ms Seymour posted a picture (above) of her on a boat trip to the island of Koh Thonsáy just three days ago

Local reports suggested Ms Seymour and her Canadian friend had already passed away when they were found in the hostel. Ms Seymour posted a picture (above) of her on a boat trip to the island of Koh Thonsáy just three days ago

Local reports suggested Ms Seymour and her Canadian friend had already passed away when they were found in the hostel. Ms Seymour posted a picture (above) of her on a boat trip to the island of Koh Thonsáy just three days ago

Photos on Ms Seymour’s Instagram account show she had been travelling in the country recently and she had posted a picture of herself on a boat near Koh Thonsáy island off the Cambodian coast just three days ago.

In September she had posted pictures of herself travelling across Indonesia, including trips to paradise islands Bali and Gili Trawangan.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson told MailOnline today: ‘We are supporting the family of a British woman who has died in Cambodia, and are in contact with the local authorities investigating her death.’

Provincial police chief of Kampot, Mao Chanmathurith, told MailOnline the representing embassies had been informed of the deaths this morning.

Long Youpheng, political and public diplomacy officer at the UK embassy in Cambodia said: ‘At the embassy we are aware of this case and our consular team is working out on possible supports and we are conducting further study in this case.’

Photos supplied by authorities at the scene appear to show medication on the floor of the hostel room

Photos supplied by authorities at the scene appear to show medication on the floor of the hostel room

Photos supplied by authorities at the scene appear to show medication on the floor of the hostel room

Police are pictured by the beds at the Monkey Republic Hostel where the two women were staying

Police are pictured by the beds at the Monkey Republic Hostel where the two women were staying

Police are pictured by the beds at the Monkey Republic Hostel where the two women were staying

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