Tunisia attack: Tributes for dead as British tourists fly home
28 June 2015
From the section UK
Tributes are being paid to victims of the Tunisia beach attack which left 38 dead, including at least 15 Britons.
No British victims have been officially identified but the names of some were confirmed by friends and family.
It comes as the relatives of others still missing since the gun attack near Sousse desperately await any news of their loved ones.
More than 1,000 British tourists have returned to the UK, while it is thought 2,500 more could fly home on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Home Secretary Theresa May is to chair a meeting of the government’s emergency Cobra committee later.
Tunisian student Seifeddine Rezgui, 23, who has links with Islamic State, opened fire on tourists at noon on Friday.
Rezgui fired shots on the beach at the Imperial Marhaba and Bellevue hotels. The attack ended when he was shot dead by police.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered close to the scene a day after the attack for a rally against terrorism, with some holding candles and others carrying flags of the UK and Tunisia.
People shouted “Peace” and “Sousse will never die” during a protest against terrorism on Saturday night
Tourists gestured peace signs from inside a bus as demonstrators took part in the rally
Source:: BBC UK