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Seventh worker from Philippines confirmed dead in Algeria carnage

Published on Jan 24, 2013 3:28 PM
 
A handout photo taken by one of the Algerians held hostage at a gas plant on Jan 16, 2013, and released on Jan 23, shows Algerian workers standing outside an accommodation unit of the plant in In Amenas. The man in camouflage (centre right) is one of the captors.  A seventh worker from the Philippines has been confirmed killed in last week's siege by Islamic militants of a remote natural gas plant in Algeria, the foreign department in Manila said today. --PHOTO: AFP/KYODO

MANILA (AFP) - A seventh worker from the Philippines has been confirmed killed in last week's siege by Islamic militants of a remote natural gas plant in Algeria, the foreign department in Manila said today.

The remains were identified by his British employers, foreign affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez told a news conference.

Manila on Monday said six Filipinos were killed and 12 survived the 72-hour hostage drama in the north African desert.

"Most of them died of gunshot wounds and the effects of explosions," Hernandez said, without naming the Filipino fatalities.

 
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