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20.02.2007 General News

Ministry cannot confirm deaths of Ghanaians in Libya

By myjoyonline

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it cannot confirm reports that about 100 Ghanaians have died in a bus accident in Libya.

Some Ghanaians in Libya had alleged that scores of Ghanaians died when a bus they were traveling on was involved in an accident.

According to them, the accident claimed the lives of 100 Ghanaians and some other illegal African immigrants who were being transported to a site in Seda, some eighty kilometers from the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

But speaking to the Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Akwasi Osei Agyei, he said the ministry had not received any such report.

He said the Minister was aware that a detention centre in the area held about 187 Ghanaians but there was no information they were being transported to Tripoli.