theo cnnThe above horrific figures were given by Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Major General Ahmed al-Mismari in a press conference on September 11.
A road was seriously destroyed when floods swept part of the city of Derna into the sea – Photo: Reuters
The disaster occurred when Storm Daniel brought torrential rains to the eastern region of the country, causing two dams to burst in the southern city of Derna, causing severe flooding.
“As a result, three bridges were destroyed. The flood waters swept away the entire residential area into the sea” – said Mr Mismari.
The devastating destruction in Derna – Photo: Anadolu
The spokesperson also said that this is an unprecedented flooding event, which is affecting all cities and towns such as Al-Bayda, Al-Marj, Tobruk, Takenis, Al-Bayda and Batta, among others. The village of Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar region in the eastern coastal region.
The head of the government supported by the National Assembly in eastern Libya – Mr. Osama Hamad – described the situation on the state news agency Bring in The attack on Libya was “devastating and unprecedented”.
Videos shared on social media showed cars submerged in water, buildings collapsing and floodwaters flowing on roads. The phone line was closed.
Residential area in Derna was razed to the ground – Photo: Anadolu
The head of the Libyan ambulance and emergency agency – Mr. Osama Ali – did not confirm the number of deaths given by the LNA with CNN.
The number given by the Libyan army is much higher than the 150–250 death toll that the Red Crescent organization in Benghazi had estimated and previously provided. Reuters.
The entire city of Derna – the place most severely damaged – has a population of 100,000. According to, it is still difficult to accurately estimate the number of casualties due to the breakdown of communications in the region and the decades-long conflict Guardian.
Rich Gulf states including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are providing emergency aid to the North African nation, while local officials say they need more stretchers, food and drinking water.