A British couple have fallen to their deaths from different buildings just days apart while on holiday, leaving their four children orphaned.
Roger and Mathilde Lamb, from Pensham, near Pershore, Worcestershire, lost their lives in the city of Essaouira on Morocco's Atlantic Coast.
Their children are now being looked after by one of her sisters, it is thought.
Mrs Lamb, known as Tilly, is believed to have fallen from the third floor balcony of a rented apartment but died several days later.
Following her death, her husband lost his life after falling from a balcony at a nearby hotel.
A spokeswoman from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office today said: "We can confirm the death of two British nationals in Morocco in early August.
"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."
Mr Lamb was a geotechnical engineer who had previously worked in earthquake-stricken Christchurch, New Zealand.
Reverend Terry Henderson, rector for Great Comberton, where Mrs Lamb's elderly mother lives, said the couple were very much part of the community through their children's school.
"I know the family very well from a pastoral point of view and I have been speaking to support the family at this time, particularly Tilly's mother who is quite elderly and needs the support," he said.
"In a small rural community like this when news like that is suddenly made known the community...are traumatised by it because in a rural community you get to know people very well."
He said Mrs Lamb was chair of the school's Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) for several years and both she and her husband were very involved with the school.
"They were very much a part of the community through the school. I hear that one of her sisters is looking after the children," he said.
But he said it was still unclear exactly what had happened: "There is lots of speculation, nobody knows quite what happened."