Dead and missing from siege at Algerian gas plant

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 21, 2013 at 5:32 am •  Published: January 21, 2013
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At least 81 people have been reported dead, including 32 Islamist militants, after a bloody, four-day hostage situation at Algeria's remote Ain Amenas natural gas plant. Nearly two dozen foreign workers remained unaccounted for late Sunday.

Here's the latest information from Algeria on the dead and missing:

THE DEAD:

— 32 Islamist militants, according to the Algerian government.

— 23 hostages, according to Algeria.

— 25 more bodies found Sunday, unclear yet whether they were hostages or militants, according to an Algerian security official.

— 1 Romanian died in the hospital, after being evacuated.

— Confirmed dead so far include six from the Philippines, three from Britain, two from Romania and one each from the U.S. and France.

THE MISSING HOSTAGES

— JAPAN: 10 Japanese working at the plant are unaccounted for, according to their employer JGC Corp.

— NORWAY: Five Norwegian employees of Statoil are still missing, the energy company said Sunday.

— BRITAIN: Three other Britons still missing and feared dead, the U.K. government said Sunday. Another British resident also feared dead.

— THE PHILIPPINES: Four Filipinos are still missing, a government spokesman said in Manila.

— MALAYSIA: Two Malaysians are missing, the government says.

— UNITED STATES: The number of possible American hostages is still unclear. One Texan is dead, the U.S. has confirmed. The militants at first said they were holding seven American hostages, but there has been no official confirmation if any Americans are unaccounted for.


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