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Libya warns of disaster as Tripoli fuel tank fire rages

July 29, 2014 - 6:00am

Libya has warned of the risk of "humanitarian and environmental disaster" after a tank was set on fire amid clashes at Tripoli airport between rival militias, The Telegraph reported.

The government has asked people residing within a three mile radius of Tripoli's 1.6 million gallon petrol storage facility to evacuate.

Libya's health ministry said the fighting, which had kept the airport closed for over two weeks, has claimed 97 lives.

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