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At least 20 migrants were killed and a hundred others injured in a truck accident that was transporting them near Bani Walid, 170 km southeast of Tripoli,  the director of the city hospital told AFP.

More than 300 migrants, mostly of Eritrean and Somali nationality, were on board when the vehicle overturned in the morning, 60 km from Bani Walid. Hospital's director Salah al-Mabrouk said at least 19 migrants were killed in the accident, including women and a child. In total, at least 124 migrants were injured, and 78 wounded were still hospitalized by midday, he added.

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