More than 30 British causalities following Tunisia terrorist attack

29th Jun 2015
More than 30 British causalities following Tunisia terrorist attack Hotel Imperial Marhaba witnesses the terrorist attack

More than 30 British tourists are now believed to have been killed during a terrorist attack in Tunisia on Friday.

A total of 38 people were killed on a beach near Hotel Imperial Marhaba in the resort of Sousse by a gunman with links to Islamic State extremists.

A number of British tourists remain missing following the incident, with their relatives continuing to face an agonising wait for information.

Aerial footage of the attack shows the killer on the beach with an assault rifle, as locals shout for someone to catch him

Three Irish people were also killed, along with one Belgian and one German, and Tunisians are also thought to be among the dead.


At least 36 further people were injured.

Identifying bodies is taking time because of strict Tunisian regulations, including the local coroner’s requirement for medical or dental records.

The UK has a team of more than 50 consular staff, police officers and experts from the Red Cross on the ground in Sousse.

Some 3,500 British tourists have flown home from Tunisia since the attack.

Gunman Seifeddine Rezgui shot tourists on the beach near the Imperial, before entering the lobby where explosives were also detonated.

The Tunisian authorities have said they believe the 23-year-old had help in carrying out the attack.


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