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Friday, 18 October, 2002, 14:52 GMT 15:52 UK
Family bring body back from Bali
Tobias and Charlotte Elwood
Tobias Elwood said the tributes were "very moving"
The body of a Hertfordshire man killed in the Bali bombing is to be flown home on Friday.

Jonathan Elwood, 38, a teacher working in Vietnam, is one of the first of the British victims to be brought back to the UK.

His body will be accompanied back to the family home in the village of Aldbury by his younger brother and sister, Tobias and Charlotte.

Tobias Elwood said the process of identifying the body and arranging for it to be brought home had been "quite arduous".

Jonathan Elwood
Jonathan's family are flying back home

"I had to actually screw the nails on the coffin.

"All the tributes along the road are very moving, it is pleasing to see and it shows how many people have been affected.

"Going to the site helped but it made me realise how futile this violent act was."

Charlotte Elwood said the deaths of her brother and his 11 colleagues were "a waste".

She said her brother had been devoted to teaching, and he and his fellow teachers in Vietnam had promoted cultural understanding.

"They all were about promoting the fact that everyone can and should live alongside each other."

Their flight leaves the island on Friday, and the family will spend the night in Singapore before returning to the UK.

So far, 11 Britons have been confirmed killed.


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