British couple killed in taxi crash while on holiday in Mauritius

Sean Morrison
Crash: Hugh Vaughan and partner Liz died while on holiday: Landia UK

A couple from Shropshire have been killed in a taxi crash while on holiday in Mauritius.

Hugh and Liz Vaughan were taking the cab together while travelling in the Indian Ocean island state when the accident happened on Monday.

Mr Vaughan was a director of Landia, a Danish company that makes pumping equipment for the agricultural industry.

In statement the company said he would be “sorely missed” by friends and colleagues.

It read: “It is with deep sadness and shock that we have to report the untimely death of Hugh Vaughan, Director of Landia UK, who together with his wife Liz passed away after a road accident whilst travelling in a taxi during their holiday in Mauritius.

“As the head of Landia UK since it was established in 1994, Hugh has guided the company to its position now as a highly reputable and continually growing manufacturer of top quality pumps and mixers.

“Hugh will be sorely missed. We send our heartfelt sympathies to Hugh and Liz’s families.”

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said they are in contact with Mauritian police and are supporting the family.

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