UK: Three Britons die in legionnaires outbreak at SPANISH resort
Posted: February 6th, 2012 - 4:00pm
Three British holidaymakers have died in an outbreak of legionnaires disease at a hotel in the Spanish resort of Calpe.
The three unnamed Britons, aged between 73 and 78, were among more than 20 people to have contracted the disease at the Diamante Beach hotel.
The deaths were confirmed over the last 24 hours, almost three weeks after Saga holidays was first informed of the outbreak at the four-star spa and convention centre.
The regional government of Valencia confirmed on Friday that the first death had been on 26 January and another had come five days later. The latest death happened at the Clinica Benidorm hospital on Thursday.