Help yet to reach Keralites in far off Libyan towns: Family
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 01, 2011, 21:51
  
Thiruvananthapuram: A large number of Keralites working in Surt and Sebha regions of trouble-torn Libya are living in great anxiety as the Indian evacuation efforts are yet to reach them, according to their family.

"My cousin Sreedharan, a store keeper in a construction company in Surt, called me the day before yesterday and said the Indian community in the area is living in fear," Renjini from Thrissur said to a news agency.

Though some of them had been able to contact the Indian mission in Tripoli, they were yet to get any firm assurance from the authorities when they would be taken out of the trouble-torn country, Renjini said.

"What I could learn from my cousin was that many of them are working in construction sites far away from urban areas and airports. They are finding it difficult to reach safer towns or airports as the situation in the region is quite grim," she said.

"There are many people working in various roads and bridges construction sites in Surt and Sebha. They have not been able to contact home because of disruptions in communications in the last two days. Calls made from here also are not getting through," she said.

Surt region lies north of the country and Sebha is a city in South-western Libya.

Renjini said her husband, who had worked in Libya for many years, returned home four months ago.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, March 01, 2011, 21:51


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