- Associated Press - Saturday, June 16, 2012

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai media reported Saturday that two Canadian sisters were found dead in their hotel room in a southern resort island.

Canadian Foreign Affairs spokesman John Babcock confirmed that two Canadian citizens died in Thailand but did not provide further details. He said Canadian consular officials in Bangkok are providing assistance to the family and are in contact with local authorities.

Thai media reported that the bodies of the sisters were found at the Phi Phi Palm Residence Hotel on Phi Phi Island. The cause of death was under investigation.

The Manager newspaper website quoted police Lt. Col. Rat Somboon as saying the women had probably been dead more than 12 hours when their bodies were discovered Friday with vomit and other signs of a toxic reaction.

In a similar case in May 2009, an American woman and a Norwegian woman died after suffering severe vomiting and dehydration at a Phi Phi guesthouse. The cause of death was never determined.

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