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Second Malaysian found dead in Algeria crisis

Published on Jan 26, 2013 12:41 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - The death of a second Malaysian worker in the Algerian hostage crisis has been confirmed after his body was identified by his dental records and a tattoo, the Malaysian foreign ministry said on Saturday.

The man, Mr Tan Ping Wee, had been unaccounted for since Islamist militants attacked the In Amenas gas plant in the north African desert on Jan 16.

"Tan Ping Wee's body was identified by the forensic team through his dental records as well as confirmation of his tattoo by his family," Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said in a statement.

Two other Malaysians working at the plant returned home on Wednesday while another had stayed in Algiers to help locate Mr Tan, the last Malaysian unaccounted for following the attack.

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