Greece’s humanitarian aid to Libya turned into a tragedy. Three members of the Greek delegation were killed in a traffic accident. Earlier on Sunday, Libya’s health minister spoke of the four Greek deaths.
Three members Members of a Greek humanitarian mission were killed in a traffic accident in Libya when the truck carrying them collided head-on with another vehicle in a sprawling area of Benghazi. Two others are still missing.
The Gita declaration states:
«Three members of the Greek humanitarian mission in Libya have been reported dead and two are missing, the National Security Agency said. New update coming».
After 23:00, three people have died, including two health workers and a member of the Special Forces, while two are missing, ERT said.
One left Elefsina for Benghazi C-130 Along with health workers, survivors of the Greek mission are expected to be repatriated in the next few hours.
Health Minister of Eastern Libya: Four dead
On Sunday evening, the health minister of the eastern Libyan government announced that four Greek soldiers had been killed and seven others seriously injured in a tragic car accident.
«15 members of the Greek rescue team were injured, 7 of them in critical conditionOthman told a televised press conference in Abuljal. He added that the condition of two other Libyans was critical.
How the tragedy happened
The accident occurred when a humanitarian bus and a vehicle collided head-on.
19 army officers, doctors and nurses participated in this mission.
A video posted on X by Amateur Videos shows images from the crash site.
Initial reports of injuries
It was learned earlier on Sunday that members of the Greek humanitarian mission that arrived in Libya this morning were involved in a serious traffic accident. A vehicle carrying members of the mission collided with a truck, resulting in the denial of initial notifications by the Ministry of External Affairs and External Affairs.
After 19:30, Geeta made the following announcement:
«National Security Public Works reports that at noon on Sunday, September 17, 2023, a bus carrying Armed Forces medical personnel traveling to Libya as part of our nation’s assistance collided with an oncoming vehicle.
In particular, according to information from competent Greek diplomatic officials, the administration suffered from the conflict, which took place under as-yet-unspecified conditions. Minor injuries. All the injured have been admitted to hospitals in the area.
The causes and circumstances of the incident are being investigated in cooperation with the Libyan authorities, while operations are underway to collect and repatriate the personnel in Benghazi. A C-130 aircraft is ready for takeoff at Elefsina at 112 am with medical personnel».
Press release issued by Ministry of External Affairs:
«A Greek delegation to deliver humanitarian aid in Libya was involved in a car accident today during its road trip to Derna.
In coordination with the Ministry of National Security, the UN and the European Union, the Consulate General of Greece in Benghazi is ready to assist the mission and facilitate his return.».
Greece’s humanitarian assistance in Libya
Greece has sent humanitarian aid to areas affected by the deadly “Daniel” floods in Libya, which practically demonstrates our country’s solidarity with the Libyan people, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The assistance includes sending medical and nursing personnel who have already arrived in Benghazi on Air Force C-130 aircraft, as well as providing medical equipment and food.
Foreign Minister Mr. G. At the behest of Gerapetridis, he worked with Ambassador Stavros Venizelos, Greece’s ambassador-general in Benghazi, to provide diplomatic support for the operation.
As announced by GHETHA, the mission is part of the Armed Forces Assistance and involves medical and nursing staff of the GHETHA Health Directorate and health personnel of the GHETHA Special Warfare Command who are properly trained to administer first aid. Battlefield and Special Operations Health Care.
The assistance by the armed forces also included the provision of two tonnes of supplies and essential goods and one tonne of pharmaceuticals.
The launch process was overseen by Lt. Gen. Dimitrios Houpis, commander of the Geita base.
The armed forces continue to help decisively in dealing with the consequences of the bad weather “Daniel” in our country, but at the same time they sympathize with the struggling people of Libya, who were hit unprecedentedly hard by the same natural disaster. , the notification ends.
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