Sunday 18 August, 2019

Trini among survivors in Libya bomb blast that killed Jamaican

Stacy Archie

Stacy Archie

A Trinidadian woman survived a car bomb explosion in Benghazi, Libya, on Saturday which left five people dead, including a Jamaican officer with the United Nations.

International reports say the explosion happened in front of a shopping mall and bank as a UN convoy made its way through the area. The unfortunate incident took place before Eid al-Adha began and people made their way to the mall to shop.

The T&T national, Stacy Archie,  a security officer with the UN mission, was reportedly the only survivor from the convoy.

Jamaican national, Clive Peck, a UN field service officer, was among those killed. Seniloli Tabuatausole from Fiji and Hussein Elhader from Libya were among the other deceased.

UN secretary-general António Guterres in a statement condemned the attack and called on all parties to respect the humanitarian truce during Eid al-Adha.

The UN Security Council was due to meet on the request of France to discuss the latest developments in Libya.

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