Three British tourists died in a fire on a scuba diving boat in the Red Sea off the Egyptian coast, with 12 others rescued
Why it matters
The tragic incident involving British tourists in a popular tourist destination is significant due to the loss of life and the impact on the victims' families and friends.
What the papers say
The Times of Israel reports the deaths of the three British nationals, while Reuters provides details of the rescue operation and the cause of the fire. The Guardian and BBC News confirm the deaths and the ongoing support for the families of the victims.
How we got here
The incident occurred during a scuba diving trip in the Red Sea, with the cause of the fire believed to be an electrical fault.
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