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Briton 'desperate' for Libyan desert rescue

A British oil worker, stranded in the middle of the Libyan desert with some 300 others, has said the UK government is ignoring their desperate pleas for rescue.

James Coyle told the Today programme that they only have one day's supply of food and water, and no means of protecting themselves from armed looters, who have already raided nearby camps.

"At the end of the day we are living a nightmare," he said. "We are here, desperate for the British government to come and get us".

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