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Libyan port fire destroys up to 1.8 mln barrels of crude -official

BENGHAZI, Libya, Dec 30 (Reuters) - A fire raging at an oil storage facility at Libya's Es Sider port has destroyed up to 1.8 million barrels of crude, a top oil official said on Tuesday.

Total damage so far, including the lost oil, is estimated at $213 million, al-Mabrook al-Buseif, the top oil official of the recognised Libyan government, told Reuters.

(Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by David Goodman)