Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Bangladesh Ambassador in Tripoli ABM Nuruzzaman said that he has no report of any casualties, but of attacking and looting of labour camps in Benghazi where anti-government violence has been rife since February 16.
“We have already opened a control room to monitor the situation and are asking the companies to ensure their safety,” Mr. Nuruzzaman was quoted by The Daily Star, a local newspaper, as saying over phone.
Hundreds of Libyans stormed a South Korean-operated construction site near the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, injuring Bangladeshis workers and South Koreans, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said.
About 15 Bangladeshis were hurt along with three South Koreans when the mob invaded the site about 30 kilometers west of Tripoli, a foreign ministry official reportedly said, adding that two of the Bangladeshis were seriously injured with stab wounds.
Estimated 50,000 Bangladeshis work in Libya, which is witnessing a protest, mainly in the country’s second city of Benghazi, against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year rule since February 16.
Expatriates’ welfare secretary Zafar Ahmed Khan in Dhaka, meanwhile, said the ministry already instructed the Bangladesh embassy in Tripoli to take every measure to ensure safety of the Bangladeshi nationals.
BBN/SSR/AD-21Feb11-8:05 pm (BST)