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Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 July, 2005, 14:31 GMT 15:31 UK
European London bomb dead named
Ihab Slimane
Ihab Slimane was in the UK to improve his English
A 24-year-old French student and a Polish woman are the latest foreign victims to be named by police investigating the London bombings.

Ihab Slimane, from Lyon, had not been to the UK before and was said by his family to be worried about the trip.

President Jacques Chirac confirmed that Mr Slimane was among the 56 dead and sent his condolences to the family.

Polish Anna Brandt 43, was one of three Poles to be have been reported missing and confirmed dead since the attacks.

Four suicide bombers are blamed for the bombings, which took place in three Underground trains and on a London Bus.

Ms Brandt is believed to have died on the Piccadilly Line between King's Cross and Russell Square stations.

Two other Poles, Karolina Gluck, 29, and Monika Suchocka, 23, have already been identified among the dead.

French reaction

Mr Slimane, a computer programmer of Tunisian origin, had gone to London to improve his English.

On 7 July, he was due to take the Piccadilly Line to work as a waiter in central London. Nothing was heard from him after then.

His father Mohammed went to London after the blasts to search for his son among the hundreds of injured.

In a statement, Mr Chirac expressed "the solidarity of the entire nation with his family which has been hit by this terrible sadness".

He said it reaffirmed "the total determination of France to fight terrorism, everywhere in the world".

In the wake of the bombings, France has reimposed border controls with its EU neighbours and Interior Ministry Nicolas Sarkozy has vowed to deport any Muslim cleric preaching violence.


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