Greek rescue team killed in Libya, bodies and injured returned home

Five members of a Greek rescue team en route to the flood-ravaged city of Derna from Benghazi were killed in a road accident on Sunday, while two were missing, the country’s Defense Minister Nikos Dendias confirmed on Monday.

Their bodies, two of which have not been identified, were being transported by an Hellenic Air Force C-27J (reg. 4122), landed at the airport of Badia at around 02:00 CEST, which is expected to land in Elefsina’s military base.

The injured, who traveled separately in a C-130H (reg. 4622), landed at Elefsina airport on Monday morning around 06:00 CEST and taken to the hospitals of Athens by ambulances from the 115th Combat Wing.

The Greek government has expressed its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

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