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A couple in Egypt killed themselves by drowning in a swimming pool to see if there was life after death - Representational imageRalf Hirschberger/AFP

An Egyptian man and his Irish wife recently killed themselves by drowning in a swimming pool to see if there is life after death, according to a video recording recovered by the Red Sea Security in Egypt.

The couple - Peter George Boutros, 43, and Jennifer Marie, 60 - were found wearing diving suits and heavy chains wrapped around their necks. Their hands and feet were also tied, Major General Hossam Kamal, director of the Red Sea Security, said.

He said that the couple was found dead in a swimming pool in a villa owned by their friend in Hurghada on the Red Sea coast. Their bodies were taken to the morgue in Hurghada General Hospital.

Kamal said that their initial guess was the couple was murdered, but the video recording in which they were heard saying that they were committing suicide to see if there was a world after death indicated that they killed themselves.

The camera was reportedly fixed on a stand in the middle of the swimming pool and had recorded the entire drowning incident.

"Sweetheart, this is our last night in this world, and tomorrow we will become angels in heaven. Our spirits are not happy on earth and deserve to live in a happy eternal life," the recording showed them as saying.

Investigations also showed that nothing was missing from the villa and there were no other fingerprints other than the husband and the wife's, Al Arabiya reported.

The health department reportedly issued a report stating that the cause of the death was drowning.