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British tourists die in Amsterdam after snorting 'white heroin'

Two British men aged 20 and 21 have died in Amsterdam after snorting what is believed to have been white heroin that was sold to them as cocaine.

It is believed to be the third such fatality in recent weeks, following the death of 22-year-old Joel McDevitt, from Burnley, who died in the city last month.

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British men die in Amsterdam after snorting 'white heroin'

Two British men have died in Amsterdam Credit: PA

Two British tourists have died in Amsterdam after snorting what is believed to have been white heroin that was sold to them as cocaine.

The men, aged 20 and 21, and both from England, were found in a hotel room in the city yesterday next to traces of white powder.

A post-mortem examination is due to be conducted later this week to confirm the time and cause of the men's deaths.

The Foreign Office is liaising with Dutch authorities and is "providing consular assistance to the family", a spokesman said.

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