Thousands of Brits flee Tunisia after beach massacre

Thousands of British holidaymakers are fleeing Tunisia in the aftermath of the beach resort massacre that left dozens of tourists dead.

Tour companies have hurriedly arranged coaches and flights to get them home, with most wanting to get out of the country as quickly as possible.

More than 20,000 Britons were on holiday in the country at the time of the attack, in which a gunman disguised as a tourist opened fire on holidaymakers sunbathing on a beach.

According to Sky News, Tui Group, which runs Thomson and First Choice, said it had 6,400 customers in Tunisia and 1,000 tourists have so far been repatriated.

The company said a total of 2,500 are expected to return today, with the rest of the holidaymakers who want to return due back by the end of tomorrow.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack in Port el Kantaoui on the outskirts of Sousse, which left at least 38 dead.

At least eight of the victims were British, and Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that the public needs to be prepared for the fact that “many of those killed” in the “savage” shooting were British.

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