One Briton among dead in Moscow blast

25th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

One Briton was among the 35 people killed in the Moscow airport bombing, the Foreign Office said Tuesday, adding that it was probing reports of a second death.

"Initial indications indicate that one British national was killed," a spokesman told AFP.

The man was named as Gordon Campbell Cousland and the Foreign Office said it was in contact with next of kin and providing consular assistance.

The Foreign Office said it was "continuing to investigate reports that a second British national was killed but we have no information to confirm this at this time."

Two flights -- one from British Airways and another from BMI -- arrived at Domodedovo international airport shortly before Monday's blast, which has been blamed on a suicide bomber.

British Prime Minister David Cameron "utterly condemned" the attack in a statement on Monday and telephoned Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to offer his condolences and support.

© 2011 AFP

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