A Japanese engineering firm said Sunday that 10 of its Japanese and seven of its foreign workers remained unaccounted for at an Algerian gas plant seized by Islamist militants, adding the situation was "grave".
Still image broadcast by Algeria's Ennahar TV on January 19, 2013 shows Islamist gunmen holding hostages at a gas plant in In Amenas. A Japanese engineering firm said Sunday that 10 of its Japanese and seven of its foreign workers remain unaccounted for at the gas plant.
The Malaysian foreign ministry, quoting the firm, JGC Corp., said that two of its nationals were among the seven unaccounted for, and there was a "worrying possibility" that one of them was dead. The other three Malaysians who had been working at the plant had been confirmed safe.
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