By Libya Herald reporter.
Tobruk, 23 September 2014:
A number of people who have been staying on board the Elyros car ferry which . . .[restrict]has been used as a floating hotel at Torbuk have refused to leave, claiming they have nowhere else to stay. Yesterday, all those who have been staying on the vessel for the past fortnight – around 480 people – were told they had to leave this morning. Almost all are refugees from fighting in Tripoli, Benghazi and elsewhere in the country.
Most left. However, by late this afternoon, there were still a handful of families on board – less than 70 people in all – refusing to leave. They said they could not find alternative accommodation in Tobruk. “There is nowhere for us to go”, one man said.
The Elyros was due to sail from Tobruk tomorrow after its contact as a floating hotel was said not to have been renewed. [/restrict]