The flooding caused by Storm Daniel almost two weeks ago in Libya claimed more than 3,800 lives, according to a new report released by eastern Libyan authorities on Saturday evening.
That number, which only includes bodies buried and registered by the Health Ministry, “is expected to increase every day,” they said. They said the bodies that residents hastily buried in the first days after the disaster remained missing.
More than 10,000 are missing
According to him, the authorities are working to identify the victims buried without identification, as well as the missing, whose number rises to over 10,000, according to estimates by the authorities and international humanitarian organizations. He called on residents to report the missing people to two offices set up by the Attorney General’s Office in Derna.
Meanwhile, bodies continue to be searched under the rubble or in the sea. According to Mr Eljarh, at least nine foreign teams are still taking part. Storm Daniel primarily hit Derna, a city of 100,000 people on the Mediterranean, causing the breach of two dams upstream and a tsunami-sized flood, washing away everything in its path. According to the latest statistics from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 43,000 people have been displaced by the floods.