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Tourist dies in boat accident

A holidaymaker from Hereford has died after being hit by a motorboat while snorkelling near a tropical island in Malaysia.

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Midlands holidaymaker dies in motorboat accident

A tourist from Hereford has died after being hit by a motorboat while snorkelling near a tropical island in Malaysia.

Madaline Cole, 25, was in the water around the island of Pulau Perhentian in the South China Sea when the boat knocked into her on Monday.

It has been reported that she was struck by the boat's propellors and her body, legs and buttocks were severely injured.

We are aware of the death of a British national in Malaysia on May 27.

We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time.

– A spokesman from the Foreign Office

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