Escaped worker: 'Thoughts with colleagues still there'

Two more British workers said to have escaped the siege have also spoken to Algerian state television.

One man said:

I feel safe at the moment but I won't feel 100% happy until I'm back in the UK

My heart goes out to the guys that are still there and hopefully everyone comes home safe because, at the end of the day, it's only work.

Another man said he was "very relieved" to be out.

He added: "As much as I'm glad to be out my thoughts are with colleagues that are still there at the moment."