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Eight Bent Bayya explosion victims transferred to Tunisia and Spain for treatment




Alwasat Staff Thu 04 Aug 2022, 08:10 PM
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Eight individuals injured in the Bent Bayya fuel truck explosion were transferred on Thursday to Tunisia and Spain for treatment.

An ambulance service plane took off at an early hour to Tunis from the city of Sebha, with four seriously injured people on board, according to the statement by the service on its Facebook page.

The Center for Emergency Medicine and Support also announced the transfer of four cases to Spain on a flight that took off at noon from Mitiga International Airport.

The explosion of the fuel tanker in Bent Bayya municipality resulted in the death of 9 citizens, while over 70 others were injured with severe or varying degrees of burns.

The explosion took place when a fuel tanker truck overturned before catching fire and exploding.

Residents in the area rushed to collect leaked gasoline despite warnings of possible fire and explosion, causing the high casualty tolls.

Eight Bent Bayya explosion victims transferred to Tunisia and Spain for treatment
Eight Bent Bayya explosion victims transferred to Tunisia and Spain for treatment
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