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Nigeria hostage death unlawful

A British hostage unlawfully killed by his captors as Special Forces were storming the building where he was being held, a coroner has concluded.

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Death of British worker 'would have followed rapidly'

The pathologist who carried out the post-mortem found that in addition to head wounds, Christopher McManus also suffered injuries to the left leg, the left arm and torso. One section of the report read:

Death would have followed rapidly if not immediately... There would have been nothing a medical responder, however promptly they had been on the scene, could have done to save his life.

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