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Libya: 'Desperate situation' in Rixos hotel

A "desperate situation" is developing at Tripoli's Rixos hotel, according to a BBC journalist trapped there along with some 35 other journalists and foreign nationals.

Conditions "deteriorated massively" overnight, reported BBC correspondent Matthew Price, with pro-Gaddafi guards patrolling the corridors.

"It became clear that we were unable to leave the hotel by our own free will," he told the Today programme.

This audio of this section of the programme has been edited from the broadcast version

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