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In this photo taken on Tuesday Dec. 24, 2019, Civil guard divers, right, work at the side of a swimming poo at the Club La Costa World holiday resort near Malaga, Spain.
In this photo taken on Tuesday Dec. 24, 2019, Civil guard divers, right, work at the side of a swimming poo at the Club La Costa World holiday resort near Malaga, Spain.   -   Copyright  Associated Press
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A British father and his two children who drowned on Christmas Eve in a hotel swimming pool on Spain's Costa del Sol have been named by police.

The victims were identified as Gabriel Diya, 52, his nine-year-old daughter Comfort Diya and son Praise-Emmanuel Diya, 16.

They died at a Club La Costa World resort near Fuengirola, in southern Spain.

"All at Club La Costa World resort are devastated by the tragedy that unfolded on Tuesday (24th December), where a father and his two children were found unresponsive in a swimming poll and, despite the best efforts of our first response team and the emergency services, could not be revived," the company said in a statement released on Wednesday..

"The Guardia Civil have carried out a full investigation and gave formal permissions to reopen the pool as they found no concerns relating to the poll or procedures in place, which leaves us to believe this was a tragic accident which has left everyone surrounding the incident in shock," it added.

Diya was the parish paster of Open Heavens, a Redeemed Christian Church of God, in Charlton, south-east London.

The Church's central office wrote on Facebook: "With heavy hearts, we extend our condolences to the family, parish, friends and associate of Area Pastor Gabriel Dita who sadly passed away, along with two of his children — Comfort Diya (9 years old) and Praise Emmanuel Diya (16 years old) — in a tragic accident while on a family holiday in Spain on December 2019."

"He is survived by his wife Assistant Pastor Olubunmi Diya and their daughter," it added.

With heavy hearts, we extend our condolences to the family, parish, friends and associates of Area Pastor Gabriel Diya...

Publiée par Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Central Office, UK sur Jeudi 26 décembre 2019
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