Massive flood kills at least 2,000 people in eastern Libya

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A massive flood has killed at least 2,000 people and left thousands more missing in eastern Libya, according to authorities.

The flood came after dams above the city of Derna collapsed, sweeping whole neighborhoods with their residents into the sea.

The death toll is expected to rise as search and rescue operations continue.

The flood also caused widespread damage to infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and buildings.

The Libyan government has declared three days of mourning for the victims.

The United Nations and other international organizations have pledged to provide assistance to the affected areas.

Here are some additional details from the article:

  • The flood occurred on Sunday after Storm Daniel swept in over the Mediterranean Sea.
  • The storm also hit other settlements along the coast, including Libya’s second biggest city of Benghazi.
  • The water level in Derna reached three meters (10 feet).
  • Four major oil ports in Libya were closed for three days due to the flooding.
  • The United Nations said it is providing urgent relief assistance to the affected areas.
  • Qatar has also pledged to send aid to Libya.

The flood is a major humanitarian crisis for Libya, which is already struggling to recover from years of conflict. The international community must come together to provide assistance to the affected people.


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