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Fourth Algeria victim named

A fourth British victim of the Algerian siege was named today as efforts continued to repatriate their bodies. The Foreign Office issued a statement from the family of Sebastian John which said he would be eternally missed.

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BP worker pays tribute to colleagues killed in Algeria

A BP worker, who has returned to the UK after being rescued during the hostage situation at a gas plant in Algeria, has paid tribute to colleagues killed during the siege by Islamic militants.

Peter Hunter, 53, from Durham, said:

I believe I was fortunate. I guess you could say I was not in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Paul Morgan was a jovial guy, just happy.

Kenny Whiteside used to play the bagpipes. Occasionally he would have his kilt on. I used to sit on the step there and he used to say, 'I do requests'. He was a lovely, lovely man.

It's just very sad.

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