Shropshire couple killed in Mauritius holiday crash

Hugh Vaughan Image copyright Landia
Image caption Hugh Vaughan died while on holiday in Mauritius with his wife when they were involved in a road accident

A British couple have been killed in a road accident in Mauritius.

Hugh and Liz Vaughan from Prees Heath, near Whitchurch in Shropshire, were taking a taxi trip while on holiday in the Indian Ocean island state.

Mr Vaughan was a director of Landia, a Danish company which makes pumping equipment for the agricultural industry.

The firm said in a statement he would be "sorely missed" by friends and colleagues.

A Foreign Office spokesman said they are supporting the family and are in contact with the Mauritian police.

Landia's statement said: "It is with deep sadness and shock that we have to report the untimely death of Hugh Vaughan, Director of Landia UK, who together with his wife Liz passed away after a road accident whilst travelling in a taxi during their holiday in Mauritius."

It added: "Hugh will be sorely missed. We send our heartfelt sympathies to Hugh and Liz's families."

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The Hawkstone Park Golf Club near Shrewsbury shared the news with its members and the Club Captain Ashley Burdock said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with their immediate family at this sad time."

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