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Three people died, five injured in a fire at Tripoli’s Naval Academy: Health Ministry

The media advisor of the Libyan Health Ministry, Ameen Al-Hashimi, has reported that three people have died and five other have been injured in a fire that broke at the Naval Academy in Sayyad area, western Tripoli.

Al-Hashimi told Libya Alahrar TV in the early hours of Wednesday that two of the three people who lost their lives in the fire were the commander of the Naval Academy, Brigadier General Ahmed Ayoub and the commander of the Naval College, Brigadier General Salim Abu Salah.

In the meantime, the member of the Tawergha local council, Abdelnabi Abu Araba, told Libya Alahrar TV that one person died and four others had been injured at the Tawergha living camp near the Naval Academy, saying the fire at the Academy spread to people’s living spaces.

The Head of the National Safety Authority in Tripoli, Ibrahim bin Shaaban, also told Libya Alahrar TV that firefighters had put out the fire at the Naval Academy, saying the reason behind the fire wasn’t identified and neither was the amount of damage, promising to conduct a thorough inspection of the incident.

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