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Two Italian tourists found dead in hotel room in Nepal

Published on Dec 26, 2013 2:19 PM

KATHMANDU (AFP) - Two Italians tourists visiting Nepal were found dead in their hotel room in the capital Kathmandu on Christmas Eve in unexplained circumstances, police said on Thursday.

Police were investigating after being called to the hotel when the man and the woman, aged 53 and 48 and thought to be a couple, did not emerge from their room all day on Tuesday, an officer said.

"The room was locked from inside. So we broke into it and found the man was lying at the edge of the bed while the woman was covered with a sleeping bag," officer Umesh Raj Joshi told AFP.

The couple arrived in Nepal on December 11 and had told the hotel owner they visited the Himalayan nation every year, the officer said.

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