Health Ministry Istanbul Provincial Health Directorate Deputy Director Ercan Ozgul told reporters at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport that a Turkish military cargo plane brought 45 wounded Libyans, including one child, from Benghazi.
He said 42 ambulances were ready when the plane carrying injured Libyans landed in Istanbul and that they were hospitalized in four different hospitals in Istanbul.
According to Ozgul, all the wounded Libyans are men and one is a child. He said while 27 Libyans were brought on stretchers, 18 of the people in the group could walk, without further elaboration. Six health workers were also dispatched to Benghazi to accompany the wounded Libyans on the plane.
Ozgul said the injured, who mostly suffer burn injures, was taken to Kartal Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Teaching and Research Hospital, the Marmara Teaching and Research Hospital, the Bagcilar Teaching and Research Hospital and the Pendik Teaching and Research Hospital.
Along with 45 wounded Libyans, the plane also brought 18 family members of those injured Ozgul said, adding that the government will provide them with accommodation.
Cihan news agencyLast Mod: 01 Eylül 2011, 16:23