British couple found dead in Indian hotel room

Taj Mahal Image copyright AP
Image caption The couple's hotel room was said to have been close to the Taj Mahal monument in Agra

A British couple have been found dead in the Indian city of Agra, local police have said.

The couple, who were both in their twenties, were found in a room at a hotel near the Taj Mahal. A post-mortem examination is being carried out.

Police told the BBC they may have died of a drug overdose and there was no suggestion of any crime.

The UK Foreign Office confirmed it was aware of the deaths of two Britons but released no further details.

A spokesman added: "We are providing consular assistance to the families."

The British High Commission is expected to inform the next of kin, and arrange for the bodies to be repatriated.

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