UN: Over 11,300 Dead and More Than 10,000 Missing in Flooding in Libya's Derna
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has announced that over 11,300 people have died, and more than 10,000 are missing in the flooding that occurred in the Libyan city of Derna.
In a written statement issued by OCHA, the situation in Derna, the city most affected by the flooding in eastern Libya, was described as "heartbreaking."
The statement included the following words: "In Derna, a total of 11,300 people have died so far, with 10,100 people still missing." The statement also reported that the flooding disaster had claimed at least 170 lives in other regions of eastern Libya.
An official from the Libyan Red Crescent told the AA news agency that the number of deaths due to the flooding in the eastern region of the country had exceeded 10,000, and this number was expected to increase as search and rescue operations continued.
The official mentioned that local and international teams were continuing their rescue efforts, and thousands of displaced people had been placed in numerous schools. At present, the exact number of displaced individuals is unknown.