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Thousands killed and over 10,000 people missing in the floods in Libya

by Daily Sabah

The death toll from devastating flash floods in Libya could be in the thousands after the Red Cross said over 10,000 people remained missing on Tuesday.

The huge flash floods that hit the eastern regions with a surge of muddy river water Monday, ripped away entire neighborhoods in one coastal city, local authorities and international aid groups said.

Massive destruction can be seen in images published online from the port city of Derna, home to 100,000 people, where multistory buildings on the river banks collapsed and houses vanished in the raging waters after two upstream dams broke.

The disaster in the war-scarred country was caused by torrential rains from Storm Daniel, which made landfall in Libya on Sunday after earlier lashing other Mediterranean countries, especially Greece but also Bulgaria and Türkiye.

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