Three Filipinos injured in Libyan air strike

The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed three Filipinos were injured in an air attack at a Greek oil tanker in Derna, Libya on Sunday. “One of them is currently in Intensive Care Unit while the other two sustained minor injuries.”

The Greek oil tanker was anchored off coast when a Libyan warplane bombed the tanker. “The Greek government will take all the necessary actions towards Libyan authorities, despite the unrest, so that light is shed on the tragic incident, the attackers identified and punished and the families of the victims reimbursed,” Greece said.

Reports said that Libyan military official suspected the oil tanker to be carrying fighters. Currently there are two factions wanting to govern Libya.

Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose added that Filipino nationals in Libya should “take extra precaution and to avail of the Philippine government’s repatriation program.”

Libya is currently placed by Philippine government in Alert Level 4. All Filipinos are asked to avail the ongoing free evacuation being offered by the government.