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Young Texas couple die from unidentified illness in Fiji

2 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, June 04 2019 Jun 4, 2019 June 04, 2019 1:06 AM June 04, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Authorities in Fiji say a young Texas couple vacationing in the South Pacific country have died from an unidentified illness.

The couple arrived in Fiji on May 22 and were taken to a hospital after they became ill, according to Fiji's Ministry of Health and Medical Services. It said their conditions worsened despite medical care and they died within a few days of each other.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the deaths.

Television station WFAA identified them as Fort Worth couple David and Michelle Paul. The couple had a 2-year-old son and David Paul had a daughter from a previous relationship, according to the station.

David Paul was an Air Force veteran and the couple was physically fit, a relative told WFAA.

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