By Tom Westcott and Reem Tombokti.
Tripoli, 25 April 2013:
The Libyan law student injured when struck by a kitchen door blown off . . .[restrict]its hinges by the force of Tuesday’s explosion, is not yet able to walk because of a spinal injury.
He grandfather told the Libya Herald that the doctors think she will need to undergo spinal surgery.
The 18 year-old remains in the Tunisian hospital where she was flown on Tuesday morning. Close relatives, including her mother and younger sister, are with her. “The Libyan consulate in Tunisia is helping to look after the family,” he said, “and the government is going to pay for her treatment.”
Other local residents mainly got away with cuts and bruises. An elderly lady who has a heart condition is suffering from shock, and one young man needed seven stitches for a laceration to his leg.
One neighbour, whose house was wrecked by the blast, told the Libya Herald that no medical checks have been offered to other local residents. [/restrict]