21 Feb '11, 8am

Hundreds of Libyans storm South Korean worksite

SEOUL: Some 500 Libyans stormed and looted a South Korean construction site west of Tripoli on Monday, injuring South Korean and Bangladeshi workers, Seoul's foreign ministry said. It said about 15 Bangladeshis were hurt along with three South Koreans when the mob invaded the site about 30 kilometres west of Tripoli. Two of the Bangladeshis were seriously injured with stab wounds. The confrontation ended around noon Seoul time (0300 GMT) and the Libyans left the site, a ministry official told a briefing. There are about 1,600 Bangladeshi workers at the site. "Computers and some heavy machinery were stolen but we do not know how much the damage will cost at the moment," said the official, Baik Joo-Hyeon. "We don't know if this is directly related to the civil unrest in the country," he said of Monday's attack, the latest of several on South Korean construction sites in Liby...

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