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Libya: Fuel depot blast in Sirte kills 100

2011-10-25 10:09

Tripoli - A fuel tank exploded in Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown Sirte killing more than 100 people less than a week after the deposed despot was captured and killed there, a military commander said on Tuesday.

"There was an enormous explosion and a huge fire. More than 100 people were killed and 50 others wounded" in Monday night's blast, National Transitional Council commander Leith Mohammed told AFP.

He said the scene was "a heart wrenching spectacle with dozens of charred bodies".

The explosion happened as a crowd of people waited near the fuel tank to fill up their cars.

"We are still unable to put out the fire," Mohammed said.

Some of the victims had returned to the town, the last bastion of resistance by Gaddafi loyalists, which fell on Thursday, to inspect the damage to their properties, the NTC commander added.


Comments
  • Abdur - 2011-10-25 10:41

    victims of the interests of Western oil and arms companies , Nato says they went to Libya to protect civilians , the fact is they are the ones who are killing Civilians ! same things use to happen in Iraq Bombing of the fuel tanks - old tactics different location ,

      richard.hipkin - 2011-10-25 10:47

      Same theroy, same conspiracy... Is that all you can see in this entire affair?

      Deon - 2011-10-25 10:54

      Maybe someone was trying to smoke, smoking can kill you and a few others.

      Leon - 2011-10-25 11:16

      Thanks for the laugh mr abdur

      Hugh - 2011-10-25 14:58

      @ Abdur, go spew your BS else else where, fast to blame the west ,but where was your voice when Gaddafi was killing his own people, or sponsoring terrorist attacks on the west? You and your whinging kind are the pits of the earth and deserve what come to you. One thing your bias little brain tends to forget, is that the people of Libya ASKED NATO for assistance. Now they have their freedom, you sit and yap like a dog at the fence.

  • Sam - 2011-10-25 11:17

    At least the are going to be poor like Greece, Italy and other European countries now. I was a bit unfair, imagine they were rich from birth and we had to sweat for every cent we earn hell no. We must just go bomb them a bit more, just to make sure that all man are created equal

  • leonard.tsolo - 2011-10-25 11:22

    I said this over and over that the Americans and Europeans will never rule in Libya. instead they will suffer for what they did to Libyans. This is the start of civil war that will last for decades like elsewhere in Afgan and Iraq.

      Deon - 2011-10-25 13:11

      They only wanted Gaddafi out, he is gone now. Last time I checked not any westerners in the NTC. Now it is time for democracy in Libya.

  • Abdur - 2011-10-25 11:35

    the Libyans will pay for all 20,000 bombs (each costing 200,000 dollars ) which they used to destroy their infrastructure. they are already paying with human life nearly 70000 to 100000 dead. Now the bill of the war will come soon. Then they have to give out oil fields as payment. lucrative besiness for the war monger west!!!!!!

      Leon - 2011-10-25 11:47

      and Afghanistan mmmm o yes no oil fields but plenty of awesome mountains

      Aijaman - 2011-10-25 15:26

      Leon check where is Afghan on the map and think why they would fight for Afghan much worse when the Russians wanted to take Afghan then States went to make deal with Alqaeda to fight Russia...Please go and gather info before making mis-informed comments..That will help u

      Leon - 2011-10-25 17:13

      mmm don't need to check a map can just check my ass and at this moment my ass is in AFGHANISTAN Well i can explain to you what is going on but i can see you are totally anti-west

  • Ramo - 2011-10-25 11:50

    stupidity is the curse on its own...some people are born with stupidity and grow up being more stupit than ever before life of the human being worth more than anything.... born poor does not mean you have to still from other people... actually I m wasting my time trying to speak with someone without upstairs...

      Aijaman - 2011-10-25 15:22

      What's the point boet?

  • Makgoana - 2011-10-25 17:27

    the dawn of fire ball era, more still to come for Lybian folks,relative scenario unfolds remember Misrata and benghazi were labeled outlaws during gadaffi's rule now sirte and walid under ntc, i foresee the same problems of gadaffi administration taking its toll in the ntc governence, like one lybian citicen said "i code" the evil tree its gone but the the roots of it still intact. watch the space.

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