British woman dies in boat accident on holiday in Brazil

A British woman has been killed in a boating accident during a holiday to Brazil.

Gillian Metcalf, 50, from Kent, was travelling with her husband and two daughters when their boat was struck at high speed by another vessel.

She died instantly from head injuries during the collision on the Rio Negro river on September 5.

Her husband Charlie told the Daily Mail it was "an accident that should never have happened" and her daughter Alice, 18, added "she died happy, painlessly and with her family around her".

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are aware of the death of a British national in Manaus on September 5. We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."