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Iraq: Overseas Workers

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) location of death, (b) age at death and (c) cause of death was of the 72 British civilians who have died in Iraq since March 2003 referred to in the answer of 17 October 2007, Official Report, columns 1089-90W, on Iraq: overseas workers. (162734)

The location and cause of death of the 72 British civilians that have died in Iraq since March 2003 are as follows:

Location

Number

Baghdad

23

Basra

8

Mosul

7

Diwaniyah

6

Tikrit

4

Kirkuk

3

Karbala

3

Fallujah

2

Sulaymaniyah

1

Umm Qasr

1

Hit

1

Al Kut

1

Rustamiyah

1

Anbar

1

Bayji

2

Samarra

1

Latifiyah

1

Balad

1

We do not have the location details of the remaining five cases.

Cause

Number

Improvised Explosive Device

25

Shot

22

Vehicle borne Improvised Explosive Device

7

Road traffic accident

4

Natural causes

4

Bomb blast

4

Fall

1

Beheaded

1

Suicide

1

Note:

Cause of death was not established in the three remaining cases.

We have no central data for the ages at time of death.