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Holidaymakers left terrified after hotel worker carrying RIFLE sparks fears of ISIS attack at Fuerteventura resort

Tourists at a Canary Islands resort were left terrified after a hotel worker was spotted walking around carrying a RIFLE – sparking fears of an ISIS attack1 . The member of staff sparked panic at the Oasis Village complex in Fuerteventura as she pointed the weapon at holidaymakers as they soaked up the sun. The woman was caught on camera by a shocked onlooker as she strolled around holding the gun.

Some tourists did not appear to react to the scene, however others were clearly alarmed.

Holidaymakers Left Terrified After Hotel Worker Carrying RIFLE Sparks Fears Of ISIS Attack At Fuerteventura Resort The woman was seen pointing the gun at tourists Holidaymakers Left Terrified After Hotel Worker Carrying RIFLE Sparks Fears Of ISIS Attack At Fuerteventura Resort She also directed the weapon towards kids in the swimming pool

One eyewitness, named only as Marilyn, told MailOnline how one woman grabbed her bag and ran to the hotel reception. She claims some holidaymakers ducked behind a wall while others sought shelter in the bar area, the website reported.

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Holidaymakers Left Terrified After Hotel Worker Carrying RIFLE Sparks Fears Of ISIS Attack At Fuerteventura Resort Holidaymakers were left terrified after spotting the woman holding a rifle Holidaymakers Left Terrified After Hotel Worker Carrying RIFLE Sparks Fears Of ISIS Attack At Fuerteventura Resort Some hotel guests ran for cover

The woman was later revealed to be a member of the hotel’s Animation team, who had been seeking tourists to join her in a rifle-shooting activity. But her actions were criticised after it emerged earlier this year that ISIS vowed further attacks by jihadis posing as ice cream and T-shirt sellers.

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Holidaymakers Left Terrified After Hotel Worker Carrying RIFLE Sparks Fears Of ISIS Attack At Fuerteventura Resort Woman seen at the Oasis Village complex in Fuertaventura walking with a rifle at the pool Holidaymakers Left Terrified After Hotel Worker Carrying RIFLE Sparks Fears Of ISIS Attack At Fuerteventura Resort The incident happened at the Oasis Village complex in Fuertaventura

In June last year, 30 Brits were killed when Islamic State2 gunman Seifeddine Rezgui attacked a beachfront hotel in Sousse, murdering 38 in total.

The massacre came just three months after 22 people, mostly European tourists, were killed by gunmen in the Bardo National Museum, in Tunisia s capital, Tunis.

References

  1. ^ sparking fears of an ISIS attack (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ Islamic State (www.mirror.co.uk)

What to check for when booking ski holiday insurance

Avoid taking a tumble on your winter sports insurance1 this winter here, we guide you through the small-print pitfalls.

As the old saying goes, the devil is in the detail and it s certainly true of insurance. At best, we might cast a quick eye over the general levels of cover but how many of us actually read the small print? Yet the conditions and exclusions which lurk in the policy we buy can cost us dear. Here are some questions to ask when choosing a winter sports policy before signing on the dotted line.

What should I check first?

The conditions governing cancellation and curtailment. If you re ill, your costs should be covered but if you have to abandon your Discount Holidays © holiday because a dependent is ill (whether it’s the person you are planning to travel with or a close friend or relative at home), your claim could be refused.

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Any conditions regarding cover for ski pack ?

Ski pack is the term for pre-paid lessons, lift passes and equipment hire. If you are ill or injured and can t use this, make sure you ask for a doctor s certificate so you can prove your claim later.

When does piste closure mean piste closure ?

If you can t ski or snowboard due to lack of snow, too much snow, high winds or risk of avalanche2 you should be able to claim on insurance, but you’ll need to check your policy wording. You may find that a high percentage or all the ski lifts and schools have to be closed to qualify, or your tour operator may reserve the right to transfer you to an alternative resort which is miles away.

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Some insurers waive this cover when a policy is bought within 14 days of departure as the conditions may already be predicted to be poor.

What about cover for lost or damaged equipment?

A range of get-outs may apply to this part of the policy. Cover could be waived while the equipment is in the care of an airline or even when you re actually skiing. Unlocked skis left outside a mountain bar or restaurant3, or skis left within view on a car roof rack are also unlikely to be covered.

What about off-piste?

Some policies exclude off-piste skiing4 and snowboarding entirely, some require policy-holder to be with a companion, and some require the companion to be a professionally-qualified guide. You also need to show that you followed the resort s off-piste rules, taking sensible notice of local advice and weather5.

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How about the ski school slalom race at the end of the week?

Most specialist insurers will cover these fun races, but not all. Check before you take part. The same applies to terrain parks.

Surely I can rely on my cover if I injure myself on the slopes?

Well yes, you d think so, but but all travel policies will contain exclusions relating to use of alcohol, so steer clear of over-indulging at lunchtime.

And apr s activities?

Tobogganing and ice-skating (on a public ice-rink) are usually covered but snowmobiling, dog-sledding and parapente may not be. Watch out for high excess charges on claims arising from high risk activities too.

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References

  1. ^ winter sports insurance (www.discountholidays.info)
  2. ^ risk of avalanche (www.discountholidays.info)
  3. ^ restaurant (www.discountholidays.info)
  4. ^ off-piste skiing (www.discountholidays.info)
  5. ^ weather (www.discountholidays.info)

Belfast barrister dies on holiday in Spain

Tributes have been paid to a young barrister who died suddenly while on Discount Holidays © holiday in Spain at the weekend. Shona Killen, from Belfast, was a graduate of Queen’s University and specialised in criminal, family and mental health law. The 27-year-old, also an aspiring actress and singer, was well known for her charitable fundraising efforts supporting causes such as Alzheimer’s.

Chairman of the Bar of Northern Ireland Liam McCollum QC said: “It is with shock and great sadness that the Bar of Northern Ireland has learned of the sudden passing of our esteemed member, Shona Killen, this weekend while on Discount Holidays © holiday in Spain.

“Called to the Bar in 2011, Shona was a well-known and highly respected young barrister, endeared to all who knew her and renowned for her fundraising efforts.

“On behalf of the Bar, I would like to express our deepest condolences to her friends and family, assuring them of our thoughts and prayers and the provision of any and all support we can offer during this most difficult time.”

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