Libyan Attorney General Al-Siddiq Al-Sour stated Saturday that maintenance work on two dams near the flood-ravaged city of Derna was initiated but never completed, contributing to their collapse last week.
At least 55 children have been poisoned by polluted water in the Libyan coastal city of Derna, which was hit especially hard by floods caused by Storm Daniel when it hit the country last weekend, Anadolu Agency reports.
This past weekend, Storm Daniel hit eastern Libya, resulting in the worst flooding the country has experienced in living memory. At least 10,000 people have been reported missing, with thousands feared dead and many others displaced.
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.
At least 10,000 people were feared missing in Libya on Tuesday in floods caused by a huge storm that burst dams, swept away buildings and wiped out as much as a quarter of the eastern city of Derna, Reuters reports.