The catastrophic floods caused a week ago in Libya from the storm Daniel they provoked at least 11,300 deaths in Derna, in the east of the country. This was confirmed by a United Nations body. Around 10,100 people are still missing in Derna, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The disaster also caused 170 victims in other areas of eastern Libya. “According to the Libyan Red Crescent, these unprecedented floods have caused approximately 11,300 deaths and 10,100 missing in the city of Derna alone,” announced the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The floods have also caused at least 170 victims in other areas of eastern Libya.
“These figures are expected to increase as search and rescue teams work around the clock,” the UN body warned. Storm Daniel hitting Derna, a city of 100,000, caused two dams upstream to burst, triggering a tsunami-like flood along the wadi that runs through the city. He swept away everything in his path. In a statement published earlier, the World Health Organization said the bodies of 3,958 people had been found and identified and that “more than 9,000 people” were still missing.