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Headteacher pays tribute to girl who drowned on holiday

Five-year-old Chloe Johnson who drowned in a hotel pool in Egypt Credit: ITN

The headteacher of the school attended by five-year-old Chloe Johnson who drowned in a hotel pool in Egypt has paid tribute to her, saying she was "artistic and creative, always trying her best".

Chloe, from Forest Hill, died in a waterpark at the Coral Sea Waterworld Hotel, in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, on Friday.


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UK investigators flying out to probe Egypt pool death

The general manager of the Egyptian resort Coral Sea Waterworld, where a 5-year-old British girl drowned in the hotel's pool, has said that the Egyptian police and district attorney are working along with the hotel into the investigation. Ashraf Khalil said:

We are also, in collaboration with First Choice, flying in investigators from the UK today. We want to see the facts and the most important fact here is that our hearts and souls are with the family and with little Chloe.

We have moved them from the scene of the hotel so they can at least not be in premises where the accident happened. We are taking care of them so they are not bothered in this time of grief and we wish to express our deepest condolences to them.

We are sorry this has happened. When the investigation concludes we will be able to give answers.

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First Choice to carry out pool tragedy investigation

Travel company First Choice. Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA

Travel company First Choice has said it was working together with the hotel to find out what had happened to a five-year-old British girl who drowned in a hotel pool in Egypt.

A spokeswoman said: "First Choice is currently carrying out a full investigation with the hotelier and resort team to understand how the incident occurred.

"At this time we are unable to speculate or comment further. Our priority is to provide support to the family at this extremely difficult time."

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