US envoy Stevens was breathing when found

2012-09-17 17:58
The late US ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. (AFP)

The late US ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. (AFP)

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Cairo - A witness says US ambassador Chris Stevens was still breathing as people pulled him from a room where he was found after last week's attack on the American Consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

Fahd al-Bakoush says he was present when a crowd pulled Stevens out of the room inside the consulate where someone stumbled across him, thinking he was dead. No one knew who he was.

Al-Bakoush told AP on Monday that Stevens was breathing, though his face was blackened and he seemed paralysed. Al-Bakoush says the crowd carried Stevens to a private car to drive him to a hospital, since there was no ambulance.

Three other Americans died in the Tuesday attack, part of a wave of unrest over an anti-Islam film.

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