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Austria sends team to Tunisia to help nationals return

01-18-2011 08:33 BJT

VIENNA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Austria has sent a support team consisting of five government officials to Tunisia Sunday night, according to a press release of Austrian Foreign Ministry on Monday.

The team was sent to support the Austrian embassy to Tunisia to assess the present situation and to help the Austrians living or travelling in Tunisia to leave the disordered country.

The exact number of Austrians who want to leave Tunisia is being collected. But according to the figures provided by the Austrian embassy on Friday, there were from 130 to 140 Austrians living in the country and some 160 Austrian tourists.

On Saturday, a special plane carrying 92 Austrian tourists has left Tunisia and landed in Salzburg, Austria.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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