Valletta (ANTARA News) - Three divers lost their lives while diving in Maltas second largest island Gozo in less than five hours on Tuesday, according to local report.

Two British divers were brought to shore and were found dead after a group of 4 divers found themselves in difficulties at around 4:20 p.m. local time (1420 GMT) while they were diving near the Azure Window, a popular visitor destination close to a tourist village named Dwejra.

A few minutes later a third diver, earlier reported missing, was also brought to shore and rushed to Gozo General Hospital.

It is believed the two dead divers are a woman and her companion, according Maltatodays report.

This is the second incident on Tuesday, after an Austrian diver lost his life while swimming off Gozo.

The tragedies bring the total of death by drowning to six this year and they are all foreigners and five of them died off Gozo.


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