LONDON Jan 19 Most British nationals caught up
in the hostage crisis at a gas complex in Algeria are now safe
although the fate of fewer than 10 of them remained unknown,
British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Saturday.
"As of now, there are fewer than 10 British nationals at
risk or unaccounted for, but that of course means that we must
continue to prepare ourselves for bad news," Hague said in
"I'm happy to say that we now have consular staff on the
ground at In Amenas. They are already assisting British
nationals there. Our ambassador is on the way there with further
staff," he said.
(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; Editing by Alison Williams)