Heavy rains in Derna kill 11 thousand people: UN report

2023-09-18 11:11:14 | Son Güncelleme : 2023-09-18 11:19:13

In the flood disaster in Libya’s Derna as a result of excessive rainfall and negligence, a difficult struggle is being carried out to collect lifeless bodies and find the missing. The bodies of the people dragged into the sea by the flood waters are hitting the shore day by day. While the smell of corpses is rising from the city, specially dressed and masked workers are collecting bodies from the beach.

Heavy rains in Derna kill 11 thousand people: UN report
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A week after the catastrophic disaster caused by “Storm Daniel” in Derna in eastern Libya, the bodies of people washed into the sea by the floods continue to wash up on the shore of the city. While human bodies are being pulled out from under the rubble of the buildings destroyed by the flood waters, difficult search and rescue operations are continuing for the missing people, according to the United Nations (UN) report.

While rescue efforts continue in Derna and other flood-affected eastern Libyan cities, the President of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohammed al-Menfi, pointed out that the inter-institutional divisions in the country hindered the response efforts after the flood disaster.

"We need realistic solutions and the establishment of effective mechanisms for the return of Derna, including on the issues of corruption, the exploitation of crises and the blocking of aid," Menfi said.

On the other hand, Libya's Attorney General Siddiq al-Sur announced that an investigation was launched into the collapse of two dams built in Derna in the 1970s. Es-Sur also stated that the maintenance funds allocated for the dam will be investigated, and the city authorities as well as the previous governments will be investigated.

Source: Newsroom