Mediterranean storm Daniel caused deadly flooding that swept away buildings and the people inside them. over 2,000 bodies recovered in the wreckage of Libya’s eastern city of Derna. The flood that occurred after the devastating storm 'Daniel' has wreaked havoc in Libya. So far, more than 5300 people have died due to floods, while more than ten thousand people are still missing.
Libya: Mediterranean storm Daniel caused deadly flooding that swept away buildings and the people inside them. Visuals of devastation surfaces that shows half of country swept away in flood. On Wednesday, more than 2,000 bodies recovered from the debris, but officials fear the death toll could increase.
So far, more than 5300 people have died due to floods, while more than ten thousand people are still missing. In such a situation, the number of deaths may still increase. According to sources, the havoc of flood has been seen in the eastern region of Libya, where the city of Derna has been completely destroyed.
According to Interior Ministry spokesman Mohammad Abu-Lamosha, the death toll in Derna has exceeded 5,300. According to report, quoting sources, the breach of two dams in already flood affected areas led to a flood of water, in which thousands of people were washed away. Most of whom are still missing. It is being told that one fourth part of Derna city has been destroyed. Tamer Ramadan, the Libyan ambassador of the International Federation of Red Cross and Ted Crescent Societies, has said that 10 thousand people are missing since the floods.
Eastern Libya’s health minister said more than 2,000 bodies had been collected, of which at least 700 had been buried so far. Derna’s ambulance authority has confirmed the deaths of 2,300 people. It is noteworthy that on Sunday night, floods caused massive destruction in Derna and other parts of eastern Libya. According to reports, as soon as the storm hit the coast, Derna residents said they heard loud explosions and felt that the dams outside the city had collapsed.
According to the report, relief and rescue work is going on even 36 hours after the disaster. In view of the current situation, relief and rescue personnel have been called from other parts of the country. The roads of the city with a population of 89,000 have been washed away due to floods, hence the rescue operation is facing problems.