At least 94 killed in Gaddafi assault on Benghazi: hospital

Last Updated 03 May 2018, 06:25 IST

"Yesterday we had about 50 (bodies of civilians and rebel fighters) and just today we issued about 35 death certificates," Doctor Khaled Mugasabi, a forensic pathologist at Benghazi's Jala hospital, told AFP.

Separately, AFP correspondents counted nine uncovered bodies of Gaddafi loyalists in a room at Jala hospital, and were told that they were expecting more.

Fighting raged late Friday and Saturday morning between Gaddafi loyalists and rebels in the eastern coastal city of Benghazi, where a rebel fighter jet was downed.

Some of those killed were as young as eight and others 60, according to AFP correspondents who were able to see the records of bodies brought to Jala hospital's morgue overnight.

Inside the morgue, desperate relatives searched for loved ones.
"I am here looking for my cousin," said Khaled Muhamad.

"There are so many people whose families don't know what happened to them. Many people went to fight this man (Kadhafi) and did not come back," he said.
Some of the bodies were completely incinerated, while others have gaping gunshot wounds in the head.

(Published 20 March 2011, 12:35 IST)

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