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A 27-year-old woman from Winnipeg has been found dead in a Cambodia guest house, along with her friend, a 22-year-old British woman, according to reports Tuesday.
Both women were suspected to have died of accidental overdoses after taking an over-the-counter medication for diarrhea and vomiting, British newspaper Daily Mail reported using information from the Cambodia Department of Immigration.
The sources identified the women as Abbey Gail Amisola of Winnipeg and Natalie Jade Seymour of Bedfordshire county, England.
The Cambodian Immigration Department posted news of the fatalities, along with photos of their passport IDs.
Shocked staff at a guest house in Kampot, a small city in southern Cambodia, discovered the pair and rushed them to a local hospital Tuesday, according to the Daily Mail. However, they could not be revived.
A spokesperson for the Monkey Republic Tea House told the British newspaper they were "very nice women" and close friends who were travelling together.
"This is now in the hands of the police, but there is nothing suspicious about their deaths," the manager said.
Amisola had posted photos to her Facebook page of her travels, but not recently. The most up-to-date photos were both posted Sept. 23, and show two tropical scenes she used to update her profile shots.
She posted a selfie in shorts and a sleeveless top, one arm around a sign that read "You Should Be Here." Behind her, a foot path hugs a trail along a rocky cliff that stretches off into the horizon as waves break against a shoreline. The location isn't identified.
Amisola most recently worked at the Apple Store in the Polo Park shopping centre, sources confirmed to the Free Press.
Her family in Winnipeg offered no comment Tuesday.
The government's post was picked up within hours by an Cambodian expat service that also operates online, and reports quickly spread to various British and Canadian media. One Toronto-based radio station said Global Affairs Canada was looking into the report, but unable to confirm it.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office told the Daily Mail it was supporting the family of a British woman who had died and was working with local authorities investigating the death.
The Daily Mail reported Seymour had also posted photos to her social media accounts, including shots of herself on the Indonesian islands of Bali and Gili Trawangan in September. Her most recent posting included a day out on Koh Thonsay Island in the Gulf of Thailand on the weekend.
Seymour's Twitter account showed she loved travelling.
"Figuring out where I want to travel to is so hard because I want to go everywhere and do everything," Seymour wrote in one of her last posts.
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Updated on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:17 AM CST: Edited