LONDON Jan 18 Hundreds of workers from
international oil companies have been evacuated from Algeria on
Thursday and many more will follow, BP said on Friday
following the al-Qaeda-linked attack on a major gas facility.
"Three flights left Algeria yesterday, carrying a total of
eleven BP employees alongside several hundred staff from other
companies," BP said in a statement.
The first flight arrived in London, the second two flights
landed in Palma in Majorca overnight and staff on these planes
are expected to transfer on to final destinations on Friday.
"A fourth plane is expected to transport further staff out
of the country today and we will arrange further flights as
necessary," BP said.