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Last Updated: Saturday, 1 January, 2005, 11:57 GMT
Despair of missing man's family
Dominic Stephenson, 27, and Eileen Lee, 24
Dominic Stephenson and Eileen Lee were holidaying in Thailand
The brother of a man who is missing in Thailand following the tsunami disaster has spoken of his family's despair.

Edinburgh couple Dominic Stephenson, 27, and Eileen Lee, 24, were holidaying on the island of Koh Phi Phi to celebrate moving in together.

They were staying in the Charlie Beach resort, which was one of the worst hit by the disaster.

Simon Stephenson said: "We haven't been able to trace them. They're great people with a great life ahead."

The pair were last in touch with family in Scotland on Christmas Day by e-mail and telephone.

Mr Stephenson said efforts were continuing to find out about the couple.

He added: "Dominic has recently settled into a job in Edinburgh as a qualified architect and Eileen is an event co-ordinator for the Royal Institute of British Architects.

British death toll

"Last month they bought a small flat in Edinburgh."

Eileen, who is Chinese in origin but was brought up in Scotland, worked on the televised search for Scotland's best new building last year.

Mr Stephenson added: "Our thoughts go out to everyone here and in Thailand who are going through what we are going through."

The Foreign Office confirmed on Saturday that the British death toll had increased to 35 - 29 in Thailand, three in Sri Lanka and three in the Maldives.

Britain's youngest victim of the disaster has been confirmed as five-year-old Isabella Peatfield from Derbyshire.


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