Seven Moroccans were killed, eight wounded and three others are missing in Tuesday night’s air strike on a Migrant Center in Tajoura (11 km east of Tripoli), said, Morocco’s Consulate General in Tunis. Accoding to information provided by the Libyan authorities in Tripoli and the Libyan diplomatic mission in Rabat, seven Moroccans were killed, eight wounded and three others are missing among the 18 Moroccans who were present at the Center during the air strike, the Consulate General pointed out Saturday evening in a statement.
“Due to the volatility of the situation on the ground and the lack of information, the toll may rise further,” it added.
Contacts were made with seven Moroccans wounded to inquire about their health condition, the source said, adding that the procedure establishing the identity of the deceased is underway with a view to their repatriation to Morocco and their families.
The Kingdom’s General Consulate is working, in coordination with the relevant Libyan authorities and international organizations on the spot, to take the necessary measures to facilitate the evacuation of the wounded and the repatriation of the bodies to Morocco, it added. While expressing its heartfelt condolences, the General Consulate invites the bereaved families to contact one of the two cells set up at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (00212613500678) and at the General Consulate of the Kingdom in Tunis (0021698765801).