Briton dies on Thai island of Koh Tao

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A young backpacker has died on an island in Thailand where two fellow Britons were killed last year.

The victim, named online as 23-year-old political activist Christina Annesley, died on Wednesday on Koh Tao, an area popular with tourists and backpackers.

Backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were killed on the same island last September. Two Burmese men have been charged in connection with that couple’s deaths.

Reports suggested Annesley died from natural causes, according to the Telegraph.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “We can confirm the death of a British national in Thailand on January 21 2014.

“We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time.”

According to Annesley’s Twitter profile, the aspiring writer was travelling solo as part of a “dream trip” to Thailand.

Her mother Margaret Annesley gave her cause of death as ‘natural causes’ on Thursday.

Her daughter flew out on her trip, which was scheduled to last around four months, on January 7.

Just days before her death, she was telling her 3,500 Twitter followers about her trip to Thailand, and also posted about needing antibiotics for a chest infection.

She tweeted under the name “Gap Yah Christinah” and posted a series of messages on January 16 about her travels.

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