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British woman drowns in Kenya

2009-09-14 08:27

London - A British woman has drowned while on holiday with her boyfriend in Kenya, the Foreign Office said in London on Sunday.

The woman, 19, died on a boat trip off the coast of Mombasa on Tuesday with her boyfriend, the Foreign Office said.

"We can confirm a British national... drowned off the coast of Mombasa," a spokesperson said.

"Her next of kin have been informed and are being given consular assistance.

"Three other British nationals were involved and one man was taken to hospital and then released on September 12."

She said she did not know if Kenyan police were investigating the drowning.