By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab.
Tripoli, 14 March 2103:
The number of dead in the alcohol poisoning disaster in Tripoli has risen to 82 today, . . .[restrict]Thursday, according to Colonel Mahmoud Sharif, the head of National Security in Tripoli. The latest death toll included another woman he said. He put the total number of poison victims at around 900.
Eighteen more were taken to Tripoli Medical Centre and eight to Tripoli Central Hospital according to the National Security directorate’s daily bulletin.
The reason for confusion about the number of cases in the past couple of days, Sharif told the Libya Herald today, was that some victims were transferred from one hospital to another and ended up being registered more than once. [/restrict]