A British backpacker and her Canadian friend have been found dead in a Cambodian hostel, it has emerged.
Briton Natalie Jade Seymour, 22 and her 27-year-old friend were found dead in the Monkey Republic Guest House in the south western city of Kampot.
It is understood that the friends may have taken over-the-counter medicine having fallen ill. A police investigation has been launched.
The Cambodian Expatriates website published a photo of Ms Seymour’s passport page which reveals she was born in Stotfold, Bedfordshire.
Briton Natalie Jade Seymour (pictured), 22 and a 27-year-old woman from Canada, were found dead in the Monkey Republic Guest House in Kampot
They were reportedly found dead at the hostel (pictured) in Kampot, Cambodia, this morning
It is understood the women were found by a shocked staff member who raised the alarm.
The women were rushed to Kampot provincial hospital but they could not be revived. Local reports suggested they had already passed away when found in the hostel.
A forensic examination was being prepared to establish the exact cause of death.
A member of the management of the Monkey Republic Hostel told MailOnline: ‘We are all deeply shocked and very sad for the families and friends of these two very nice women.
‘It seems they were very close friends who were travelling together. They arrived together and went around together.
‘This is now in the hands of the police but there is nothing suspicious about their deaths.
‘One of the staff saw them last night and asked if they were going to eat in the restaurant, but they said they weren’t going to be eating. They did have a lot of water in their room. Everyone is very upset about it.’
The Canadian and Briton Natalie Jade Seymour (pictured) were rushed to Kampot provincial hospital but they could not be revived
Local reports suggested Ms Seymour and her Canadian friend had already passed away when they were found in the hostel. Ms Seymour posted a picture (above) of her on a boat trip to the island of Koh Thonsáy just three days ago
Photos on Ms Seymour’s Instagram account show she had been travelling in the country recently and she had posted a picture of herself on a boat near Koh Thonsáy island off the Cambodian coast just three days ago.
In September she had posted pictures of herself travelling across Indonesia, including trips to paradise islands Bali and Gili Trawangan.
MailOnline has contacted the UK’s Foreign Office.
Provincial police chief of Kampot, Mao Chanmathurith, told Mail Online the representing embassies had been informed of the deaths this morning.
Long Youpheng, political and public diplomacy officer at the UK embassy in Cambodia said: ‘At the embassy we are aware of this case and our consular team is working out on possible supports and we are conducting further study in this case.’
Photos supplied by authorities at the scene appear to show medication on the floor of the hostel room
Police are pictured by the beds at the Monkey Republic Hostel where the two women were staying