A man from Manchester who wanted to help the new government in Libya has turned to eBay for help. Abdul Gargani went onto the online auction site and bought an ambulance, which he then spent almost a week driving to Libya so he could hand it over to the Red Crescent charity.
After buying the ambulance – which he named Zayna after a friend’s daughter – and adding some equipment (such as binoculars) that he thought might be useful, Gargani and his friend Hameed Giscire set off on their journey. They drove to Genoa in Italy, then took a 23-hour ferry trip to Tunisia and finally drove along the coast into Libya.
Once he got back to Manchester, Gargani decided he could help some more. So he has since purchased two more vehicles, a four-wheel drive ambulance and a people carrier, which he also drove all the way to Libya.