Sky News: At least 20 people have brought legal claims against a hotel in Egypt where a British couple died, it has emerged.
Nick Harris, a partner at law firm Simpson Millar who is representing the group, said his clients had reported becoming unwell after recent stays at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel in Hurghada.
John Cooper, 69, and Susan Cooper, 63, from Burnley, Lancashire, died on Tuesday morning while on holiday at the resort with their daughter and her three children.Mr Harris told Sky News the complaints concerned hygiene standards at the hotel.He said: “The food, the temperatures of the food, things like that. It seems to be the same complaints coming back time and time again.”Nobody seems to be taking this seriously. Thomas Cook has all sorts of excuses they want to come out with; it’s the weather, it’s the change in climate, it’s too much alcohol – every single excuse apart from actually listening and taking on board what these people are saying.”A Thomas Cook spokesman said the travel firm was aware of a number of customers who had come forward to say they became ill while staying at the hotel.It comes after the Coopers’ daughter told Sky News she believes “something suspicious” caused their deaths.