Libya’s attorney general has announced the arrest of the mayor of Derna and the launch of investigations into 16 other officials after devastating floods levelled the city.
Telephone and internet links were severed Tuesday to Libya’s flood-hit city of Derna, a day after hundreds protested there against local authorities they blamed for the thousands of deaths.
Different accounts are coming out of eastern Libya after some news networks reported that their journalists had been asked by authorities to leave the flood-hit city of Derna.
Hundreds of protesters rallied in Libya’s disaster-hit Derna on Monday, accusing the authorities of neglect after a huge flash flood devastated the coastal city and swept thousands to their deaths.
A desperate search for the missing people continues in the Libyan city of Derna, where bodies are still washing up on its shores or decaying under the rubble, a week after Storm Daniel triggered devastating floods in the country’s east.
Aid workers and volunteers on the ground in Libya’s Derna have raised concerns that the aftermath of the flash floods that ravaged the city could soon result in an epidemic.
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.
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.