British couple killed in Mauritius holiday crash

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A British couple have been killed in a road accident in Mauritius.




Hugh Vaughan died while on holiday in Mauritius with his wife when they were involved in a road accident.

Hugh and Liz Vaughan from Prees Heath, near Whitchurch in Shropshire, were taking a taxi trip while on holiday in the Indian Ocean island state.

Mr Vaughan was a director of Landia, a Danish company which makes pumping equipment for the agricultural industry.

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Hugh Vaughan last year backing Shropshire Star's Fair Deal for Farmers campaign.

The firm said in a statement he would be "sorely missed" by friends and colleagues:

It is with deep sadness and shock that we have to report the untimely death of Hugh Vaughan, Director of Landia UK, who together with his wife Liz passed away after a road accident whilst travelling in a taxi during their holiday in Mauritius.

As the head of Landia UK since it was established in 1994, Hugh has guided the company to its position now as a highly reputable and continually growing manufacturer of top quality pumps and mixers.

Hugh will be sorely missed. We send our heartfelt sympathies to Hugh and Liz’s families.

A Foreign Office spokesman said they are supporting the family and are in contact with the Mauritian police.