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Victims of Attack at Tunisian Beach Resort Are Identified

Victims of Attack at Tunisian Beach Resort Are Identified

TUNIS — All 38 victims of the massacre at a Tunisian beach resort have been formally identified, and 30 of them were Britons, the Tunisian Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

“All the bodies have been identified,” said the ministry’s director of emergency services, Naoufel Somrani.

The massacre began on Friday on the beach in Sousse when a 24-year-old student, Seifeddine Rezgui, fired on tourists in their lounge chairs with an assault rifle, then strode through the Imperial Marhaba Hotel complex, shooting terrified vacationers and tossing several grenades, officials and witnesses have said. Along with the 38 foreign tourists killed, 39 people were wounded.

In addition to the 30 Britons killed, three of the victims were from Ireland, two from Germany and one each from Belgium, Portugal and Russia.

Britain flew the bodies of eight citizens home on Wednesday, with more flights expected in the coming days.

The three Irish victims were also set to be flown home on Wednesday, the Health Ministry said.

Source: Victims of Attack at Tunisian Beach Resort Are Identified – The New York Times

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