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Two Britons die in Maldives suspected road accident

Two Britons have died in the Maldives after a suspected road accident, local police have confirmed.

The man and woman died at the Kuredu Island Resort and Spa in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The Foreign Office has confirmed the deaths, but has not released the names, ages or home towns of the couple.

Maldives police said that a third person - also believed to have been injured in the incident - is currently in hospital being treated for injuries.

The British couple had been found injured by the roadside of the resort at around 0400 local time, police said.

A special investigation unit from Maldives police headquarters has been sent to the scene.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said that consular assistance was being provided by staff, and they were liaising with police and local authorities on the Indian Ocean island.

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