TUI settles Sousse terror attack claim

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By Linsey McNeill
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TUI has reached an out of court settlement with the survivors and families of those killed in a terror attack in a Tunisia holiday resort in 2015.

Thirty of the 38 people killed by a lone gunman at the Hotel Rui Imperial Marhaba in Sousse were TUI customers.

At an inquest in London in 2017, lawyers representing the victims suggested lives could have been saved if TUI had carried out a security audit before the attack.

However, a judge who ruled that the 30 Britons had been unlawfully killed said little could have been done to prevent the attack.

The families of the victims and survivors were claiming an estimated £10m in damages from TUI.

A joint statement issued by the tour operator and Irwin Mitchell, the law firm representing a total of 83 people, said:  “The tragic events of 26 June 2015 in Tunisia shocked and devastated us all and changed the lives of those affected for ever.

“TUI has always expressed heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those caught up in the terrorist attack that day and continue to extend deepest sympathy.

“The claimants have fought tirelessly to understand how the attack happened and to seek to ensure that lessons have been learned so that other families are not affected by similar tragedy.

“TUI has worked collaboratively with the claimants and their representatives, Irwin Mitchell, to reach a settlement without admission of liability or fault and in recognition of the wholly exceptional circumstances of the case, and in the hope that it will go some way to assisting the claimants.

“TUI appreciates how difficult it must be to move on from such a horrific incident but hopes today will provide the opportunity for those affected to start to do so.”

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