Last group of Chinese flown home from Libya

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Posted: Mar 05, 2011 5:11 AM
Last group of Chinese flown home from Libya

State media say the last batch of Chinese workers in Libya has been flown home safely.

China Central Television says a plane carrying more than 300 Chinese workers who had been trapped in the strife-torn country arrived Saturday in Guangzhou in southern China. The workers were picked up in neighboring Tunisia, where many fled following the chaos in Libya.

An estimated 30,000 Chinese were working in Libya, mostly in the construction and oil industries, comprising one of the largest blocs of foreign laborers there.

China dispatched military transport planes to evacuate its citizens.