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Algerian hostage crisis: Fourth British victim named

A fourth British victim has been named in Algerian siege that killed 37. Picture: AP

A fourth British victim has been named in Algerian siege that killed 37. Picture: AP

A fourth British victim of the Algerian siege was named today as efforts continued to repatriate their bodies.

• Fourth British victim of Algerian siege named

• 37 people, including six UK nationals, are thought to have died

Six UK nationals are thought to have died in the terror attack at the In Amenas plant.

The Foreign Office issued a statement from the family of Sebastian John which said he would be eternally missed.

There was no immediate information on where Mr John lived.

His wife Nicola John said: “Sebastian was the most amazing person. He was a fantastic husband, father, son and brother. There won’t be a moment that goes by where we won’t think of him.

“We are so proud of Sebastian for all he achieved in his life. He was taken away from us too early and in the most tragic circumstances.

“We will always love him, he will be forever in our hearts and eternally missed.

“Please respect our privacy at this difficult time.”

A total of 37 foreign workers are believed to have died at the remote desert facility - part-operated by BP - which was overrun by

heavily-armed terrorists.

Some 29 of the hostage-takers died, while three were captured by Algerian troops during a special forces mission to end the four-day

stand-off.

Three of the Britons killed have been named as 46-year-old security expert Paul Morgan, systems supervisor Garry Barlow, 49, from

Liverpool, and 59-year-old planning manager Kenneth Whiteside, from Glenrothes, Fife.

Colombian BP executive Carlos Estrada, who lived in London, is also believed to have died.

 
 
 

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