Fire breaks out at Tripoli journalist hotel

By REUTERS
June 9, 2011 07:15

TRIPOLI - A fire broke out early on Thursday morning at the hotel housing foreign journalists in the Libyan capital Tripoli, a Reuters witness said.

About 100 people, most of them journalists, were evacuated to the parking lot just before 6 a.m. after the fire broke out. There were no reports of injuries.

Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim, speaking outside the Rixos Hotel, said the fire had not been caused by any military action, including NATO bombings of the city.


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