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Sunday 20 April 2014

Bodies of Swiss couple found at Red Sea resort

Investigators suspect villa guard

SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT - OCTOBER 26: Tourists walk along a dock toward a dive boat on October 26, 2013 in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Sharm el-Sheikh, lying on the Red Sea coast in Egypt's South Sinai governorate, is one of Egypt's most popular destinations for tourists. Egypt's tourist industry has struggled since a popular uprising overthrew President Hosni Mubarak in early 2011, and tourist numbers have taken a further dive since the Egyptian Military's overthrow of the country's first democratically elected President, Mohammed Morsi in July 2013. Sharm el-Sheikh, popular for its beachfront resorts and water sports including SCUBA diving, has faired better than some other tourist spots in Egypt, with major hotels reporting roughly 20% occupancy during the resort's busy summer season. (Photo by Ed Giles/Getty Images).
SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT - OCTOBER 26: Tourists walk along a dock toward a dive boat on October 26, 2013 in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Sharm el-Sheikh, lying on the Red Sea coast in Egypt's South Sinai governorate, is one of Egypt's most popular destinations for tourists. Egypt's tourist industry has struggled since a popular uprising overthrew President Hosni Mubarak in early 2011, and tourist numbers have taken a further dive since the Egyptian Military's overthrow of the country's first democratically elected President, Mohammed Morsi in July 2013. Sharm el-Sheikh, popular for its beachfront resorts and water sports including SCUBA diving, has faired better than some other tourist spots in Egypt, with major hotels reporting roughly 20% occupancy during the resort's busy summer season. (Photo by Ed Giles/Getty Images).

EGYPTIAN authorities have discovered the bodies of a Swiss couple at a villa in a Red Sea resort.

The country's state TV reported that investigators suspect the villa guard.

According to the report, the guard allegedly wanted to take over the villa but no more details were given.

Reports say security officials could not be reached.

Crime in Egypt has surged since the country's 2011 uprising as the police force collapsed and it became awash with guns and weapons.

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