Libya's devastating floods claim hundreds of lives

Libya's devastating floods claimed hundreds of lives, This devastating flood occurred in eastern Libya. At least 150 people have been killed and it is feared that thousands of lives will be lost.

People check an area damaged by flash floods in Derna, eastern Libya, on Monday. (Photo: AFP via Getty Images)

Hurricane Daniel, which hit the area, caused major flooding. It swept away entire settlements and destroyed thousands of homes on the east coast.

Hurricane Daniel caused the collapse of two dams in Derna

The devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Daniel caused the collapse of two dams in Derna simultaneously. As a result, more than 33 million cubic meters of water broke down and hit the city.

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This incident happened last weekend. As quoted from Al Arabiya, the most severe damage occurred in Derna, a city controlled by extremists.

The head of Libya's eastern government, Ossama Hamad, said the Derna region was designated a disaster zone. One indication is that there are very many casualties that have fallen.

Even Ahmed al-Mosmari, Libya's military spokesman in the east, said the death toll had reached 2,000. Then it is likely that 5,000-6,000 people were reported missing.

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