British woman’s final message after dying in backpacker’s hostel with friend
The final message of a young British tourist who died in a Cambodian hostel has been revealed.
Natalie Seymour, 22, and her 27-year-old Canadian Abbey Gail Amisola friend were found dead in a backpackers’ hostel in Cambodia.
Before the young traveller was found in the Monkey Republic Guest House in the southern Cambodian city of Kampot, she sent her mother messages on WhatsApp saying that she ‘wasn’t well’ and they ‘might go get something to make her feel better’..
Ms Seymour’s mother Wendy Bowler, 60, of Bedfordshire, said her daughter told her they were feeling unwell, and that they were going to try to sleep it off.
The pair died after buying tablets for an upset stomach from a local chemist after suffering from symptoms of food poisoning.
It is believed Ms Seymour and Ms Amisola were found by a shocked member of staff and were quickly rushed from the backpackers’ hostel to a nearby hospital, but they couldn’t be revived.
Wendy said: ‘My daughter had already told me she wasn’t well and said she might go and get something to make her feel better.
‘They decided to sleep it off but never woke up again, or that’s what I hoped.’
Wendy doesn’t know how her daughter died, as an official cause of death is yet to be established.
She added: ‘At the minute, bodies are in the morgue, and she’ll be sent over, but it could take up to three days.’
Police had informed her of their deaths at 5am on Tuesday, she said.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: ‘We are supporting the family of a British woman who has died in Cambodia, and are in contact with the local authorities investigating her death.’