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Victor Lovelady, who was killed while being held hostage at a natural gas facility in Algeria, stands with his family. The photo shows his widow, Maureen Lovelady, and the couple's two children, Erin and Grant. (Family photo)

Second Houston-area man confirmed dead in Algeria

Houstonian Victor Lynn Lovelady was killed in last week’s hostage standoff at a natural gas complex in Algeria, the third American reported dead. See Lovelady’s family talk about their loss.
The Ain Amenas gas field in Algeria, where Islamist militants raided and took hostages Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Kjetil Alsvik, Statoil via NTB scanpix)

Feds: Americans remain hostage at Algeria natural gas facility

A State Department spokeswoman said Friday that hostages are still being held, but did not provide details on the condition of any of them, including a Houston engineer who was among the captives.