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The sister of the Labour MEP candidate Del Singh from Southampton, has paid tribute to her brother after he was killed in Afghanistan at the weekend. Mr Singh was one of 21 victims who died in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul.
His sister, Dishi Phangura, said: "In my eyes my brother was my hero. He was invincible.". She said she would work towards keeping his legacy alive.
A YouTube video has emerged of committed campaigner Del Singh who died in a bomb attack in Kabul in which he talks about working in a number of war torn countries.
In the video, which he posted in June Last year, he talks about his experience managing EU and UN projects in post-conflict countries, including Afghanistan, Palestine, Libya and Sierra Leone.
He said: "[My] experience includes over 10 years working in international development including working for the European Union, for the UN and for Department for International Development (DFID) in places such as Kosovo, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Sudan."
Briton Simon Chase, who was among the victims in a suicide attack in Kabul, had been living with his fiancee in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
South East Labour has issued a statement saying they are saddened and shocked by the news of Del Singh’s death in Kabul.
Del Singh, 39, was a committed campaigner who was described as being passionate about changing lives for the better.
Mr Singh was from the Southampton area and worked as an International Development Specialist.
He had over a decade of experience managing EU and UN projects in post-conflict countries, including Afghanistan, Palestine, Libya and Sierra Leone.
Closer to home the 39-year-old volunteered at two charities that supported homeless people and mentored job seekers.
John Denham MP paid tribute to Mr Singh describing him as an inspirational man:
Simon Chase, who was one of the two Britons killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack in Kabul yesterday, was "well-known and well-respected" in the local community.
Mayor of Limavady Gerry Mullan, who extended his condolences to Mr Chase's family, said:
The victim of a suicide attack in Kabul had been living with his fiancee in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
Mr Chase's fiancee Norma McDowell was being comforted by family and friends after learning of the news.
It is understood the couple lived together with two children in the Drumachose Park area of the town.
The ex-Cheshire Regiment soldier had worked as a nightclub doorman in Limavady before travelling to Kabul to work in the security industry.
Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman is among the prominent figures within the party to have expressed their sadness at the death of MEP candidate Del Singh who was killed in a suicide attack in Kabul yesterday.
Labour MEP candidate Del Singh, who was killed in a suicide attack in Kabul, was a talented and young activist with his whole future ahead of him, an MEP has said.
Claude Moraes tweeted:
Mr Singh was a committed Labour activist and had campaigned for the party at every election since 1992.
Earlier, Labour leader Ed Miliband condemned the "deplorable and tragic" act of terrorism which killed Mr Singh and Simon Chase.
A British man killed in a bomb blast in Kabul has been named as Simon Chase.
Mr Chase was one of two Britons among the dead in the attack in Kabul, which killed at least 21 people.
The Foreign Office earlier named the other British national as Dhamender Singh Phangurha who was a Labour MEP candidate.
The FCO confirmed they were providing consular advice to the two victims' families at this difficult time.