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21 immigrants killed in Libya truck crash

IANS  |  Tripoli 

At least 21 illegal immigrants of different African nationalities were killed when a truck carrying them crashed in northern on Wednesday.

Seventy-five people were wounded as a large transport truck carrying them overturned early morning in the city of Bani Walid, 180 km southeast of Tripoli, reported.

Mohammed Al-Mabrouk, of Beni Walid General Hospital, appealed to the international humanitarian and relief bodies for urgent assistance to the hospital "due to insufficient ability to provide medical services for so many patients at the moment".

is a major point of movement for illegal immigrants from southern to the coast in the north, where they are transported by boats through the to European shores.



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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 19:36 IST