Three Britons die in a boat fire off the coast of Egypt
Why it matters
The tragic deaths of three British citizens in a boat fire is significant due to the loss of life and the impact on their families and community.
What the papers say
The Independent reports the victims' names and the circumstances of the fire. The Mirror and Sky News provide similar details about the incident and the victims. BBC News and The Guardian offer additional information about the victims and the circumstances of the fire.
How we got here
The incident occurred when a medium-sized scuba diving boat caught fire off the resort town of Marsa Alam in Egypt's Red Sea.
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