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Body of grandmother killed in Tunisia returns today

The bodies of nine British victims of the Tunisian beach massacre were this afternoon being flown home, as the final UK death toll was confirmed at 30.

Among the dead being flown into Brize Norton air base in Oxfordshire will be Trudy Jones from Blackwood.

Trudy Jones was killed in the terror attacks in Tunisia last Friday. Credit: Gwent Police / Family Photo

The 51-year-old grandmother was described by residents at the Blackwood care home where she worked as an "absolute angel".

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Eight Britons killed in the terror attack were brought back to British soil on Wednesday, further flights are expected tomorrow and Saturday.

British nationals made up the majority of the 38 killed by gunman Seifeddine Rezgui when he opened fire on holidaymakers on a beach in the resort of Sousse on Friday - along with three Irish nationals, two Germans, one Belgian, one Portuguese and one Russian.


Support line set up to support Tunisian victims

A dedicated phone line has been set up to support victims and relatives of the Tunisian terror attacks.

Tunisian terror victims will be supported by phone line Credit: Mark Witty

Set up by the Welsh Government, the Wales Tunisian Support Line will provide a "confidential listening and emotional support service" for Welsh citizens returning from Tunisia - or for friends or relatives caught up in last week’s events in Sousse.

The world has been united in its shock at the horrendous attack in Tunisia. It is our duty to make sure we are ready to offer any assistance we can as we deal with the aftermath of this tragedy.

– Mark Drakeford, Health and Social Services Minister

The number - Freephone: 0800 107 0900 or text 'help' to 81066 - will be manned by trained staff and will be available 24-hours a day for the foreseeable future.


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