Two Irish tourists killed in separate incidents in Ecuador and Thailand


Two Irish holiday-makers have been killed in separate incidents abroad.

20-year-old Alex McGourty from Sligo died after his group were caught up in flash-floods while kayaking in the River Abanico, Eucador.

A search is continuing for three other kayakers, while a fifth has been found alive.

Meanwhile, police in Thailand are investigating the circumstances around the death of a Donegal woman.

Louise Furey, 27, from Glenties who had been living on the Channel Islands, was holidaying in Koh Samui when she fell from a hotel balcony.

The Glenties Community Development Group said on Facebook the town is "numb with shock".

“On these saddest of sad days in our wee town we offer our sympathies, condolences and support to the Furey family and friends on the tragic news of Louise, “ the post read.

"The town is numb with shock after the news came to town on Saturday about Louise’s accident. Sympathies to Brid, Daniel, Aine, Celine, Rosaleen, extended family,friends and her boyfriend Sam."

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is aware of both cases and is providing consular assistance.