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BP confirms identities of employees killed in Algeria

In Amenas joint venture gas facility in Algeria was attacked on January 16. Credit: Reuters

Oil giant BP confirmed the identities of three employees killed during the attack on a gas facility in Algeria, on January 16.

26-year-old Sebastian John from Nottingham, 44-year-old Carlos Estrada, originally from Columbia, but living in London as a senior manager for BP, and 58-year-old Gordon Rowan, from Oregon in the US, were killed when Islamist fighters attacked the shared gas facility in northern Algeria.

The men were among 18 BP employees captured during the ambush.