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India: Nurses caught in Libyan conflict reunite with families01:00

India: Nurses caught in Libyan conflict reunite with families

India, kerala
August 5, 2014 at 03:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Nearly 50 nurses caught in the Libyan conflict whilst working as expatriates arrived home on Tuesday morning at Cochin airport in Kerala, following an evacuation as the security conditions in the country continue to worsen.

The 44 nurses landed at 8.29am local time, travelling via Dubai, then from Tunisia on an Emirates flight which left at 3.30am. The nurses were working in separate hospitals in Libya, but after requests to the Indian government to leave the country, travel arrangements were made because of fears for their safety.

Fighting between rival militias in Tripoli and Benghazi over the past three weeks have sparked clashes, prompting several countries around the world to evacuate both their diplomatic staff and nationals.

India: Nurses caught in Libyan conflict reunite with families01:00
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Nearly 50 nurses caught in the Libyan conflict whilst working as expatriates arrived home on Tuesday morning at Cochin airport in Kerala, following an evacuation as the security conditions in the country continue to worsen.

The 44 nurses landed at 8.29am local time, travelling via Dubai, then from Tunisia on an Emirates flight which left at 3.30am. The nurses were working in separate hospitals in Libya, but after requests to the Indian government to leave the country, travel arrangements were made because of fears for their safety.

Fighting between rival militias in Tripoli and Benghazi over the past three weeks have sparked clashes, prompting several countries around the world to evacuate both their diplomatic staff and nationals.

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