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Wednesday, 16 October, 2002, 07:28 GMT 08:28 UK
Bali family's 'disbelief'
Wreaths outside the British embassy in Kuta, Bali
Some 33 Britons are believed to have been killed
The brother and sister of a teacher from Hertfordshire killed in the Bali bomb have spoken of their disbelief at his death.

Tobias and Totty Ellwood flew to Bali on Wednesday morning to identify Jon Ellwood's body and take it home.

Jon Ellwood, 38, was the director of studies at the International School at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

He was in Bali on holiday and to attend at education conference.

'Wonderful guy'

Tobias Ellwood said the family came from a tiny village where the discussions focussed around ducks in the pond.

"Now we are confronted with bombs, terrorism and al-Qaida - it simply doesn't fit," he said.

Some 33 Britons are believed to be among almost 200 people killed in Saturday's bomb attack on the Sari nightclub in Kuta.

Tobias Ellwood, 36, called his brother a "wonderful guy".

"He was the most generous guy you could think of."

Acting fan

Totty Ellwood, 31, described her brother as her "soul mate".

She said he had loved acting, and as a child had once played in a film opposite Joan Collins.

He had recently become involved in the open-air Shakespeare festival in Pendley in Hertfordshire.

But he had also loved his day job, she said.

"He was dedicated to teaching just like he was dedicated to everything," she said.


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