There is widespread destruction across Libya’s east after Storm Daniel led to heavy flooding. But the collapse of two dams in Derna, which gave out under pressure they could not handle, was the worst of it.
A global aid effort for disaster-hit Libya gathered pace Thursday after a tsunami-sized flash flood ripped through a coastal city and killed at least 4,000 people, with thousands more missing and feared dead.
The member of the Crisis Committee in the Municipality of Derna, Hamad Al-Shalwi, described the humanitarian situation in the city as “catastrophic,” stressing that it exceeded what the mind or imagination could fathom, adding in an interview with the Libyan News Agency that there were still many people trapped under …
Residents of the devastated Libyan city of Derna desperately searched for missing relatives as rescue workers appealed for more body bags, after a catastrophic flood that killed thousands of people and swept many out to sea.
Authorities in eastern Libya said at least 2,000 people were killed and thousands more were missing after a massive flood ripped through the city of Derna following a heavy storm and rain.
An estimated 3,000 people have been killed and thousands remain missing after Storm Daniel devastated eastern Libya. The city of Derna suffered the most, with substantial destruction caused by the collapse of two dams.
The spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior in the government appointed by the House of Representatives, Tariq Al-Kharaz, said on Tuesday that the death toll of Storm Daniel, which struck the eastern region of the country, reached 5,200 people in Derna alone, adding that 1,300 bodies out of that …
The head of Libya’s Tripoli-based unity government, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, on Monday, declared areas exposed to floods as “disaster zones”, Anadolu Agency reports.
A devastating storm struck eastern Libya on Sunday, leaving thousands of people dead and large swaths of the area severely damaged.
The Ocean Viking, a rescue ship chartered by SOS Méditerranée, rescued 68 stranded migrants in international waters off Libya on Sunday, the France-based humanitarian NGO announced.