By Libya Herald staff.
Benghazi/Tripoli, 2 March 2014:
A French national, employed by a company working on a project to expand Benghazi Medical . . .[restrict]Centre (BMC), was shot dead today in Benghazi.
Patrice Real was killed by gunshot wounds to the chest whilst in a car in the Ras Obraida area of Benghazi at around 1pm today, a source at BMC told the Libya Herald. The driver for French firm Ideal Medical Project Engineering (IMPE), an Algerian, was also in the vehicle at the time of the shooting but was not hurt in the attack.
Real’s body was taken to Al-Jalaa hospital and was later transferred to BMC.
Staff at the French embassy in Tripoli confirmed that a national had died in Benghazi but declined to make any further comment. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius this evening condemned the murder of Real and called for a prompt and thorough investigation that would bring the perpetrators of the heinous crime to justice.
France offered sincere condolences to the family, he said, adding that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was providing them with support .
IMPE first started working on BMC in 2008. Since September 2012, it has been installing a number of new departments, including radiotherapy, maternity and cardiac surgery units, in a project funded by the Ministry of Health. [/restrict]