British dead in Tunisia attack may rise over 30: report

28th June 2015, Comments 0 comments

The number of British victims of a mass shooting in Tunisia may increase to at least 30, according to reports in British media on Monday.

The BBC reported the death toll from the mass shooting would rise to "at least 30", without giving a source for the information.

The official toll of British deaths is 15, according to the Foreign Office, though ministers have warned that figure is likely to rise. A spokesman declined to comment further.

At least 38 were killed when a gunman opened fire in the beach resort of Sousse on Friday, including three Irish people, a Belgian, a Portuguese and one German.

Several British tourists were seriously injured, according to a statement released by the foreign office on Saturday, while desperate families have said some relatives are still unaccounted for.

The British victims included three members of the same family, according to media reports, and amounted to the worst loss of British life in a terror attack since 52 people died in suicide bombings on the London transport system on July 7, 2005.

On Monday interior ministers from Britain, France and Germany will visit Tunisia as the country prepares to arm tourism police and deploy reinforcements to increase security.

Britain earlier warned that further attacks were possible in updated travel advice from the Foreign Office.


© 2015 AFP

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