Greek rescuers are among those killed in a road collision

No less than three members of a Greek rescue staff and three members of a Libyan household have been killed in a highway collision.

The rescuers have been a part of a staff that was touring on a bus to the flood-hit metropolis of Derna on Sunday when their automotive collided with a automotive carrying the household.

A Libyan official mentioned that two others within the automotive and eight others on the bus have been significantly injured.

The investigation has begun.

Othman Abdel Jalil, Minister of Well being within the administration that runs the east of the nation, mentioned in a press convention that the staff was touring from the japanese metropolis of Benghazi when the accident occurred.

The dying toll was estimated at 4, however the Greek Armed Forces reported three killed and two lacking.

Libya is split between two competing governments: a UN-backed administration primarily based within the capital, Tripoli, and a rival Egyptian-backed authority primarily based in Benghazi.

The Greek authorities mentioned {that a} bus carrying medical personnel collided with a car that was touring in the wrong way, and acknowledged that three members of the Greek humanitarian mission have been killed and two have been lacking.

She added that it isn’t clear what precisely occurred, and that it’s investigating the incident in cooperation with Libya, whereas an operation is underway to return its members to their homeland.

A diplomatic supply informed Greek information web site Kathimerini that 16 members of the staff have been Greek rescuers and three interpreters.

They have been on their option to be part of groups already on the bottom from different nations together with France and Italy.

1000’s of individuals have been killed when two dams collapsed above Derna throughout a robust storm every week in the past. The United Nations says the dying toll up to now is about 11,300 individuals.

Greater than 10,000 different individuals stay formally lacking, in line with figures from the United Nations Workplace for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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