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A British woman was among those killed in a terrorist attack in Tunisia yesterday (Wednesday), it has been confirmed. The woman has been identified as Sally Adey, who was travelling with MSC Cruises.

At least 21 people were killed in the massacre at a museum in the capital Tunis, including at least 17 tourists from Japan, Italy, Colombia, Australia, France, Poland and Spain.

Ten of those killed in the attack were holidaymakers travelling with MSC Cruises. The line confirmed a further 12 people were wounded in the attack.

A spokesperson for the line said: “MSC Cruises can confirm that a British passenger, Sally Adey, was tragically killed in yesterday’s terrorist atrocity in Tunis.

“Her husband is receiving support from the MSC Cruises customer care team in Tunis and we will be offering all possible support to him and his family.

“At this tragic time, the entire MSC Cruises family wishes to extend its most sincere and heartfelt condolences to all those who were affected by this tragic event and are suffering as a result, in particular to the families and friends of those who lost their lives as well as the injured ones.”

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said: “Sadly, I can confirm the death of a British woman in yesterday’s terrorist attack in Tunisia.

“Consular staff are providing assistance to her family. My thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.

“The Tunisian people are rightly proud of their democratic transition. Cowardly attacks, such as the one we saw yesterday, must not be allowed to undermine what they have achieved.”