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Updated on: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 05:41 AM IST

34 Indian nurses from Libya will arrive today

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New Delhi: Nearly 34 Indian nurses are being evacuated from war-torn Libya by the government and the first batch of 12 will arrive on Thursdayin Kochi.

“A group of 12 Indian nurses are on their way from Tunisia and will arrive in Kochi tomorrow. Another batch of 22 nurses are also on their way from Tunisia and are likely to arrive in Kochi on 18th December”, Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin said.

The government has already evacuated nearly 3000 nationals from Libya after the second round of violence which started early this year. Prior to the uprising in Libya, the number of Indians there was estimated to be more than 18,000 and were mainly employed in hospitals.

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Published on: Thursday, December 18, 2014, 12:17 AM IST
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