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Statoil Hostage Victims' Bodies Being Flown Home

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The caskets of four Statoil employees, who were killed in the recent In Amenas hostage crisis in southeastern Algeria, are being flown home Wednesday, the company announced.

Statoil confirmed Saturday that the four employees – Tore Bech, Hans M. Bjone, Thomas Snekkevik and Alf Vik – were all dead as a result of the crisis, which came to an end when Algerian forces launched an operation against the Islamist hostage takers a week earlier.

Statoil CEO Helge Lund, along with Executive Vice President Lars Christian Bacher and Senior Vice President Anders Hatteland, will be in attendance with the families of the victims to receive the caskets in a private and closed reception, the firm said.

Statoil added that its country manager for Algeria, Victor Sneberg, is still missing.

On Tuesday, BP finally confirmed the identities of three of its employees who were killed as a result of the In Amenas hostage crisis. They were: Sebastian John from Nottingham, England, a member of the firm's graduate development program; Carlos Estrada, a Colombian who was living in London and had worked for BP since 1995; and Gordon Rowan from Oregon, U.S.


 

 



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