MANILA, Philippines – The Foreign Affairs Department confirmed Thursday (January 24th) that a seventh worker from the Philippines was killed in last week's siege at a remote natural gas plant in the Algerian desert, AFP reported.
As of Monday, six had been confirmed dead.
In announcing the latest victim's killing, Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said most had "died of gunshot wounds and the effects of explosions".
Additionally as of Thursday, four Filipinos not taken hostage and who escaped have returned to the Philippines. Four workers remain missing and four more are in hospital recovering from injuries sustained either during the raid by Islamic militants or Saturday's rescue operation by Algerian security forces.