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British and Australian tourists die in Portugal ‘fall’

Ericeira beach Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The pair were found on the beach in Ericeira, about 25 miles north of Lisbon

A British woman was one of two tourists found dead on a beach in Portugal after apparently falling from a wall, the Foreign Office has said.

The woman and an Australian national were found on Tuesday in Ericeira, a town 25 miles (40 km) north of Lisbon.

Portuguese officials said the pair are thought to have been on the 30-metre (100ft) high wall before they died.

Local media report the authorities say they may have fallen while trying to recover a phone or to take photographs.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “We are in touch with local authorities following the death of a British woman in Portugal and are providing support to her family.”

Australia’s foreign affairs department said they were assisting the family of its citizen.

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