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One of two Indians abducted in Libya escapes

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

New Delhi:One of the two Indians, who were abducted in Libya’s Sirte, managed to escape, according to reports received on Thursday by the Indian mission.

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Sources said Pravash Ranjan Samal, who is from Odisha, escaped and called up one of his friends to say that he was safe.

Mr Samal, along with Andhra Pradesh resident Ramamurthy Kosanam, was abducted from Ibn-e-Sina in Sirte where they both were working.

There is no information about Kosanam’s whereabouts.

In July, four Indian teachers were kidnapped in Libya allegedly by ISIS terrorists and the release of two of them was secured by the government.

The two other nationals remain in the custody of the terrorists.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup had said on Wednesday that abduction of the two Indians from Sirte has been taken up at diplomatic level.

Sirte is under the control of the Islamic State terror group, which is steadily expanding its influence in central Libya.

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WHO: Medicines Provided To Libya With Italian Govt’s Support

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that medicines have been provided to Libyan hospitals, with the support of the Italian government

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Deliveries arrived today at Tripoli hospitals and clinics and were generously supported by the Italian government. VOA

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that medicines have been provided to Libyan hospitals, with the support of the Italian government.

“This week, the World Health Organization is providing medicines and supplies to treat thousands of patients across Libya,” WHO tweeted on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.

“Deliveries arrived today at Tripoli hospitals and clinics and were generously supported by the Italian government,” the organization said.

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World Health Organization (WHO) said that medicines have been provided to Libyan hospitals. Wikimedia Commons

On Thursday, WHO said it provided essential medicines to Libyan hospitals, with the support of the German government and the US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance.

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Due to years of armed conflicts and economic instability, Libyan authorities have been struggling to provide proper healthcare and education and other basic services for the people. (IANS)