Holiday deathtrap map reveals the places to avoid

BRITS love jetting off on foreign jaunts around the globe in search of sun, sea and sand during the summer.

But the world can be a dangerous place, here The Sun reveals some of the most dangerous holiday hot spots around the globe.

Eight Americans have perished on the Caribbean island in the last year in suspicious circumstances.

The FBI has said it is investigating the spate of deaths amid fears they may have been poisoned.

Property mogul Barbara Corcoran, who appears on America’s version of Dragons Den, revealed her 60-year-old brother John died from a sudden heart attack while on holiday with a pal in April.

In the same month Robert Bell Wallace, 67, “urinated blood” and later died after he had one whisky from his room minibar at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana.

David Harrison, 45, of Maryland, died in July last year at the same Hard Rock Hotel resort after a sudden heart attack.

Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, collapsed died in her room after having a drink from her minibar at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville in La Romana, 70 miles west of Punta Cana.

Five days later, Edward Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Day, 49, were found dead in their room at the neighbouring Grand Bahia Principe resort.

Yvette Monique Short, 51, passed away she had a drink from the minibar.

Most recently New Yorker Leyla Cox was also revealed to have died of an apparent heart attack.

A Brit couple also claimed to have been ‘poisoned by the air con’ in their hotel room.

Around 178,000 Brits attend the holiday hotspot every year.

Three-year-old Brit Lily Gibson died while on a summer holiday last year with her family at the Bodrum Holiday Resort in Mugla, Turkey.

Her parents Lisa and Chris, of Halfway, near Sheffield, South Yorks., had sought treatment at a local walk-in centre after the youngster fell ill during their stay.

She was given medication from a nearby pharmacy before she died in the hotel room on August 25.

Lawyers for the family want to probe whether Lily could have contracted a bacterial infection, such as E.coli, shigella or salmonella.

They want Thomas Cook to answer questions about hygiene at the family holiday resort, with dad, Chris, telling Sheffield Coroner’s Court: “We just want to know what’s happened”.

The inquest heard how Lily was taken to a local Turkish walk-in centre after suffering “yellowing” of the skin, otherwise known as jaundice.

Her dad told the coroner he was given over-the-counter painkillers for his daughter and they were sent away, but she later died.

The coroner asked lawyers for Thomas Cook to file audit reports of cleanliness and food safety at the hotel ahead of a full inquest later this year.

Also this year 50 people in the area were hospitalised after eating dodgy mussels from street sellers in the town


Last month in Egypt an explosion near the Pyramids of Giza injured at least 16 people.

Horrifying images from social media show dazed and bloodied passengers leaving the vehicle.


Last month in Egypt an explosion near the Pyramids of Giza injured at least 16 people.

Horrifying images from social media show dazed and bloodied passengers leaving the vehicle.

At least 10 Egyptians and seven South African tourists are said to be wounded, according to Egypt’s ministry of health.Most of the injuries were caused by shock and broken glass falling on the group.

State television reported stated that 25 tourists, mostly from South Africa, were aboard the bus when the attack occurred.

Last December a roadside bomb tore through a bus filled with tourists killing three Vietnamese tourists and a local tour guide.


Last month it was revealed Brits on holiday in Spain could be sipping £5 beach cocktails which contain human waste and could kill, it has been claimed.

Tourist hot-spots like Benidorm and Barcelona are reportedly awash with illegal vendors who flog drinks made from booze stored in drains and fruit washed in public loos.

Vendors allegedly flog trayfuls of drinks like Sex on the Beach and Pina Colada to tourists – telling them they are from nearby bars.

Some even have their own uniforms to give the impression their illegal trade is legit – though bars are banned from selling drinks on the beach.

The Spanish authorities launched a clampdown on the beach vendors last year but they are back out in in force again, tourists have said

A holidaymaker snapped one seller plying his trade in the Spanish resort of Benidorm this week and shared it on a Facebook page dedicated to the resort.

“I see the dodgy cocktail sellers are about today. Yuk I think I will give it a miss. here were 2 sellers out today with blue shirts. They look so official but yuk. Keep away everyone.”

A follower added: “I saw this out side my other halfs bar, he was chopping the fruit up on the bin lid, and lifting bottles of spirits up out of the drains.”

Cops in holiday resorts across Spain began targeting the sellers last year after finding that the sellers store their ingredients in filthy drains.


A Brit tourist died after plunging from the second floor of a hotel in Magaluf last week.

Freddie Pring, 20, died at 3am on June 7 while on a lads’ holiday in the Majorca seaside resort.

He was found lying on the ground close to death near a tobacco shop after falling from the second floor of the Wave House Hotel.

Police and emergency services tried to save his life, but the young man passed away at the scene.

Freddie’s death is the latest in a string of Brit balcony deaths in the popular Spanish beach resort in recent years.

In mid-2018, two weeks after Thomas Owen Hughes celebrated his 20th birthday, he fell to his death hours into his Magaluf break after mistaking the Eden Roc apartment block – where he fell – for his holiday hotel.

British teenager Natalie Cormack tragically lost her life in April last year when she fell to her death from a balcony of the seventh floor from the same Magaluf apartment block.


A young Brit was blinded after she collapsed with kidney failure in a suspected case of poisoning from spiked drinks in 2016.

Hannah Powell, 20, woke up unable to see a week ago, after partying on the Greek holiday island of Zante, and remains in hospital undergoing tests and treatment.

Greek press have reported that she is believed to have consumed drinks laced with cheap alcohol.

Rogue bar owners using cheap, sometimes home-made spirits, to cut costs has been a reported problem across the southern Mediterranean.

Last year a group of 17 British teens were taken to hospital after drinking suspected bootleg booze containing deadly chemical methanol.

The boys, who are all 17 and 18, claim to have fallen ill after visiting a string of bars in Greek party island Zante’s Laganas resort — despite some of them having just three drinks.


Mexico is suffering its worst murder rate on record, with over 700 murders alone last year on the coast near Cancun, where a lifeguard was gunned down just yesterday.

Last year Mexican authorities recorded 33,341 murder investigations across the country — the highest ever and 33 per cent more than three years ago.

A death toll of this magnitude – with a majority of the killings committed away from tourist spots – is usually seen in major conflicts.

The Yucatán Peninsula is best known for its beaches, numerous resorts and nightlife all of which are a magnet for British sunseekers after a bargain package holiday.

In fact hundreds of thousands jet out there each year.

But these resorts have become a battle ground for drug cartels who are fighting to control the region.

According to reports, in the area containing the party beach resort of Playa del Carmen last year the body count was 130 in one year.

In Cancun alone there was 540 murders last year.

In one 36-hour spell in April last year NINE PEOPLE were murdered there.


Thailand has been battling a rabies outbreak which saw more than 400 confirmed animal cases and 17 human deaths in 2018.

Dogs are the main carrier of rabies in Thailand, followed by cows and cats.

The Department of Livestock Development has blamed the jump in cases on pet owners not vaccinating their animals.

Failure to immunise pets in Thailand is an offence punishable by a 200 baht (£4.60) fine.

Authorities began vaccinating animals against the disease and were aiming to immunise 10 million cats and dogs by September last year.


Ever since Jaws hit the cinemas in 1975, shark attacks have been an ever present fear for people taking a dip.

In February this year beaches were shut around Byron Bay in Australia after a shark took a chunk out of a surfer’s leg

Sam Edwardes , 41, was left bleeding heavily after the attack but managed to swim to shore.

He had been surfing Belongil Beach about 6.40am and the beast also managed to take a chunk out of his surfboard.

There were 20 attacks in total Down Under last year, with one fatality in Cid Harbour in the Whitsunday Islands last November.

Florida suffered its first aqua-mauling of the year in April.

Mathew Cornell, 19, was standing in waist-deep water near New Smyrna Beach’s Flagler Avenue approach in Volusia County when a shark chomped down on the man’s right calf and released him, Capt. Andrew Ethridge, of Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue, told the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Last year Florida suffered 16 shark attacks.

And perhaps most astonishingly a Czech man was bitten to death in the Red Sea last August.

He was holidaying with his family in Marsa Allam, a popular tourist destination that’s known for scuba diving when he was killed in the shark attack.

His body was found on Marsa Alam beach, according to local media, with local officials warning people who swim on the surface in deep waters beyond the coral are “vulnerable to attack”.