Tributes to ex-student who died in Algeria
A former Loughborough University student has been confirmed as one of the victims in the Algerian siege.
Sebastian John is among six UK nationals believed to have died in the terror attack at the In Amenas plant.
Mr John graduated from Loughborough's School of Civil and Building Engineering in 2009 with a Masters degree in civil engineering.
Professor Tony Thorpe, dean of the school, said: "We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Sebastian.
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"He was a fantastic student and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him at the university."
In a statement issued by the Foreign Office, Mr John's wife, Nicola, said: "Sebastian was the most amazing person.
"He was a fantastic husband, father, son and brother. There won't be a moment that goes by where we won't think of him.
"We are so proud of Sebastian for all he achieved in his life. He was taken away from us too early and in the most tragic circumstances.
"We will always love him. He will be forever in our hearts and eternally missed."
There was no immediate information on where Mr John lived or how old he was.
Thirty-seven foreign workers are believed to have died at the remote desert facility – part-operated by BP – which was overrun by terrorists.
Twenty-nine of the hostage-takers died, while three were captured by Algerian troops during a special forces mission to end the four-day stand-off.