2,000 Dead, 10,000 Reported Missing As Floods Wipe Out Libya City

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A cry for help has been raised in Libya as more than 10,000 people are nowhere to be found after a storm burst dams causing a flood that has wiped out one-quarter of the eastern city of Derna.

Reports from CNN says more than 2,000 bodies have been recorded with more death toll after storm Daniel kept spreading across the Mediterranean Sea into the country.

Hichem Abu Chkiouat the  Minister of Civil Aviation and member of the Emergency Committee in the administration that controls the east, said “I returned from Derna. It is very disastrous. Bodies are lying everywhere, in the sea, in the valleys, under the buildings.”

“The number of bodies recovered in Derna is more than 1,000.”

“I am not exaggerating when I say that 25% of the city has disappeared. Many, many buildings have collapsed.”

Speaking with reporters, the head of a delegation of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Tamer Ramadan said they have confirmed from independent sources that the number of missing people is hitting 10,000.



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