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Unprecedented Floods in Libya: Derna Struggles to Recover as Death Toll Rises

17 Settembre 2023

Let’s pray for Libya where a storm caused devastating flooding killing 11.300 people and 10.000 still missing. The storm has also killed 170 people in other parts of eastern Libya. According to survivors, within a second the water level suddenly rose. The floods washed out a number of neighborhoods in the city and swept away entire families. Derna started to bury its dead, mostly in mass graves. Rescue teams are still looking for wrecked buildings.