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Libyan official says truck overturns, kills 19 migrants

AP  |  Benghazi 

A Libyan says at least 19 illegal migrants have been killed in a truck crash near the town of Bani Walid, about 180 kilometres southeast of

The of hospital, Mohamed el-Mabruk, tells that 60 others were injured when the truck overturned early today.

He says more than 200 migrants, mostly from Eritrea, and Sudan, were on board. The cause of the crash wasnt clear.

plunged into chaos following a 2011 uprising and is now split between rival governments in the east and west, each backed by a myriad of militias.

The chaos has made a major transit point for migrants from across and the hoping to reach

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 01:05 IST