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Honeymoon couple killed in Maldives

Honeymoon couple killed in Maldives

A British couple who were on their honeymoon in the Maldives have been killed in a quadbiking accident, according to reports.

Jonathan and Emma Gray, from West Yorkshire, were found injured on a roadside on Saturday at 0400 at the Kuredu Island Resort and Spa where they were staying.

Their wedding took place in Halifax, last Saturday.

A third person is thought to have been injured but is in a stable condition and the incident is being investigated.

The Maldives is a popular honeymoon destination with deep blue seas, turquoise reefs, white sandy beaches and palm trees. The country is made up of 1,190 coral islands formed around 26 natural ring-like atolls, spread over 90,000 square kilometers.


Tourism is the largest industry in the Maldives. 30% of the GDP and 70% of the foreign exchange that flows into the country is through the tourism sector. Over 90% of the government tax revenue comes from tourism related taxes and import duties.

February 2010 brought a record number of tourists to the Maldives with 77,063 tourists, marking a 14% increase from the previous month and a 32% increase compared to February 2009, according to the statistics released by the Tourism ministry.


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