Libya flooding deaths top 11,000 with another 10,000 missing

According to the Libyan Red Crescent, the death toll from the devastating floods in eastern Libya has topped 11,000 people.

According to the Libyan Red Crescent, at least 11,300 individuals have perished and another 10,100 are missing.

Libya flooding deaths top 11,000 with another 10,000 missing
Libya flooding deaths top 11,000 with another 10,000 missing

Spanish hurricane Daniel is responsible for the widespread flooding in the country of North Africa, which over the weekend washed away entire communities and carried bodies out to sea.

According to the flood monitoring website Floodlist, the northeastern city of Bayda received more than 16 inches of rain in the 24 hours leading up to Sunday, as recorded by Libya’s National Center of Meteorology.

Following the destruction of a fifth of the area by the collapse of two dams, the neighbouring port city of Derna was the worst hit. Local authorities have declared the city a disaster area, and electricity and communications have been shut off.

Many nations have pledged to deliver relief to Libya, but it has been challenging to transport the goods to the afflicted areas due to the numerous blocked highways and wrecked bridges. Rescue operations have also been hindered by Libya’s current political climate, which has divided the oil-rich nation into two rival governments, one in the east and one in the west.

Libya flooding deaths top 11,000 with another 10,000 missing

The majority of the flooding-related deaths in Libya might have been prevented, according to the leader of the World Meteorological Organization of the United Nations, if the divided nation had a functional meteorological service.

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