81 dead, 24 missing from siege at Algerian gas plant
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. Two dozen foreign workers remained unaccounted for late Sunday.
Here’s the latest information from Algeria on the dead and missing:
— 32 Islamist militants, according to the Algerian government.
— 23 hostages, according to Algeria. Another former hostage from Romania died in hospital after he was flown out of the country. Confirmed dead so far include six from the Philippines, three from Britain, two from Romania and one each from the US and France.
— 25 more bodies found Sunday, unclear yet whether they were hostages or militants, according to an Algerian security official.
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 UK 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.