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Defence Secretary confirms fourth British victim in Nairobi

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After chairing COBR, Philip Hammond confirms death of fourth British National

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Speaking this morning Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Defence, said:

“COBR met this morning and had an updated assessment of the situation. I can confirm that there is a fourth British national confirmed dead and the next of kin have been informed. We’re in close touch with the Kenyan authorities and we stand ready to provide them with any additional assistance they require.

“We’ll be monitoring the situation throughout the day and the Prime Minister is returning to London to chair a further COBR meeting later this afternoon.”

The FCO’s helpline for concerned British nationals is +44 20 7008 0000.

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Published 23 September 2013