WORK was continuing last night to repatriate the bodies of two Liverpool workers killed in the Algerian terrorist massacre.
Security expert Paul Morgan, 46, and BP systems supervisor Garry Barlow, 49, were murdered by Islamic militants who stormed the remote In Anemas gas plant, deep in the Sahara desert.
The two men were among six UK nationals thought to have died in the four-day siege.
BP planning manager Kenneth Whiteside, 59, from Fife, and Colombian BP executive Carlos Estrada, who lived in London, were also killed.
Gulf war veteran Mr Morgan, 46, from Aigburth, was shot after bravely trying to stop the militants from seizing a minibus carrying workers.
Allerton father-of-two Mr Barlow, 49, reportedly had explosives strapped to his chest.
Mr Morgan's mother Marianne, 65, and his 36-year-old partner Emma Steele, said he “died doing the job he loved”.
Engineer David Murray, 47, from Kirkby, survived the ordeal by climbing over barbed wire and trekking through the desert to safety. A total of 37 foreign workers are believed to have died at the desert facility.
Speaking during Foreign and Commonwealth Office questions in the Commons, Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “We remain focused on the terrible events and tragic loss of life in Algeria and are now working to ensure that the identification and repatriation of the deceased takes place as quickly as possible.
“Our work on countering terrorism with Algeria and other countries in the region has been increased in recent times and that work will be further intensified in the weeks ahead.”