Libya devastated by storm that caused dams to break and great loss of life

Libya flooding

Important Takeaways:

  • Storm Daniel has wreaked havoc across Libya with 2,000 people feared dead as the devastating floods have broken dams and swept away neighborhoods.
  • Worst hit was the city of Derna in eastern Libya, which had become inaccessible, and many of the thousands missing there were believed carried away by waters after two upstream dams burst.
  • Ahmed al-Mosmari, a spokesman for the country’s armed forces based in the east, told a news conference that the death toll in Derna had surpassed 2,000. He said there were between 5,000 and 6,000 reported missing.
  • Al-Mosmari attributed the catastrophe to the collapse of two nearby dams, causing a lethal flash flood.

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