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23 Sep 2020 | 01:53 PM UTC

Libya: Fire at naval base in Tripoli September 23

Libya News Alert

Emergency crews responding to fire at Tripoli's Abu Sittah naval base on September 23; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/23/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/24/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Tripoli

Event

Emergency services are responding to a fire at the Abu Sittah naval base in Tripoli on Wednesday, September 23. It is indicated that the fire broke out on a vessel containing explosive materials, although authorities have stated that there is no risk of an explosion. There have been no reports of casualties.

Residual distributions are expected in the vicinity of the naval base in the coming hours as response operations are carried out.

Advice

Those in the vicinity of the fire are advised to remain indoors and keep doors and windows closed due to the potential effects of toxic fumes, monitor the situation, avoid the area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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