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Hard Rock boss suggests 'different water' in the Dominican Republic is to blame for Americans falling ill following the mysterious deaths of 13 tourists - including two at his resort - as the families of some victims plan to carry out their own autopsies

Lauren Fruen June 28, 2019

The chairman of a hotel chain in the Dominican Republic has suggested 'different water' is to blame for Americans falling ill abroad, after the mysterious deaths of 13 tourists on the island - including two at his resort.

Hard Rock International chairman Jim Allen was speaking to CNBC's Squawk BoxFriday when he claimed 'the reality is that when people travel abroad people get sick simply many times by just drinking water'.

Complete article: Hard Rock boss suggests 'different water' in the Dominican Republic is to blame for Americans falling ill following the mysterious deaths of 13 tourists - including two at his resort - as the families of some victims plan to carry out their own autopsies