TWO tourists who are said to be British have drowned in just two days in the paradise holiday hotspot of the Maldives.
The pair died in eerily similar circumstances after drowning at picturesque atolls.
A 46-year-old man died just yesterday while at the popular Hammerhead Shark Point off the coast of the atoll of Rasdhoo.
He was diving before he drowned at around 9.12am.
The man was rushed to a local hospital but was sadly pronounced dead on arrival.
A 65-year-old man then horrifically drowned this morning at around 10.30am in the waters off the coast of Rasdhoo.
He was sadly pronounced dead on arrival at the Alif Alif Atoll hospital on the island.
Officials in the Maldives issued a nationwide safety warning to holidaymakers in 2019 after a spike in drownings.
Five tourists, including a honeymooning couple, died in the space of just two weeks in January of that year.
A Brit woman, 69, drowned while snorkelling in November 2019 after being swept away from the tropical island of Kuredu.
Strong currents caused by a northeast monsoon were blamed for the worrying number of drownings.
Tourism chiefs identified “safe zones” for swimming and diving in the ocean.
The Sun Online has contacted the UK Foreign Office for comment.