Egyptian army evacuates injured in Libya fuel truck explosion to Cairo hospital

Ahram Online , Wednesday 3 Aug 2022

The Egyptian Armed Forces announced on Wednesday the evacuation of dozens of Libyan people injured in a recent fuel truck explosion in Bint Bayyah town in the neighbouring country to a hospital in Cairo to be treated from burns.

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Nine people were killed and 76 others were injured as a fuel tanker truck overturned and caught fire on Monday in the central Libyan town. The injured were residents of the area who rushed to the scene before the truck exploded, according to Libyan reports.

The injured Libyans were evacuated by an Egyptian military plane from the Benina Military Base in Benghazi to East Cairo military base, where they were moved to EL-Helmeya Military Hospital for Bones and Overlay in the Egyptian capital, a video statement posted by the Armed Forces’ spokesman Gharib Abdel-Hafez said.

The Helmeya hospital, which raised the state of preparedness, has provided the injured people with the required care and administered the injured people to the ICU and MICU for treatment, according to health professionals at the hospital who spoke during the video.

The injured are suffering from severe burns. However, their health conditions are stable as they do not suffer from any life-threatening injuries, one of the doctors said.

The evacuation came as per the directives of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, the supreme commander of the Armed Forces, and confirms Egypt’s pivotal role and support for the Libyan state’s efforts to overcome the crises it faces, the video statement said.

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has earlier expressed heartfelt condolences to the Libyan people in the wake of the explosion, saying that it is following up on the repercussions of the tragic accident.

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