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Libya declares emergency as Storm Daniel kills 200 [Updated - 10,000 missing]


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Libya declares emergency as Storm Daniel kills 200


At least 200 people have died after a powerful storm caused flooding in Libya, the Libyan Red Cross has said.

However, the leader of the east Libya government, which is not recognised internationally, said deaths "exceed 2,000".

Storm Daniel made landfall in the North African nation on Sunday, prompting authorities to declare a state of extreme emergency.

Seven Libyan army personnel have gone missing during ongoing rescue efforts.

Read More: BBC News


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10,000 missing as dams burst in Libya floods



  • More than 2,000 people are reported dead in Libya after a storm triggered devastating floods
  • Much of Derna, a city home to 100,000 people, is under water after two dams and four bridges collapsed
  • The death toll from the city alone stands at more than 1,500, according to a minister
  • At least 10,000 people are missing, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says
  • The storm, which hit on Sunday, is also affecting the eastern cities of Benghazi, Soussa and Al-Marj

Read More: BBC News


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More than 5,000 have been found dead after Libya floodsROME — Local authorities say at least 5,100 deaths have been recorded in Derna amid the wreckage of the storm and floods that have hit this Mediterranean coastal city and other Libyan towns. Experts say a quarter of Derna city is destroyed


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A man whose close family escaped the catastrophic floods in Libya has said warnings ahead of the disaster were "a failure".

About 11,000 people are known to have died and 20,000 more are missing after severe flooding in the eastern city of Derna on Sunday.

Former aid worker Ahmed Hassadi from Brighton, East Sussex, said: "Humanity must learn lessons from this".

He said members of his extended family had died in the floods.

The UN's World Meteorological Organization said most of the thousands of deaths could have been avoided if authorities had issued appropriate warnings and undertaken evacuations.

"A military vehicle came to the city centre with large sound speakers saying that it is possible that the valley will flood and that you guys need to leave the city and be careful. That's all that it was."


Libya flooding: Drone footage captures submerged neighbourhoods - 00:40 video


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