150 killed as ‘catastrophic’ storm floods hit libya
A really scary strong storm hit eastern Libya and it caused a lot of Destruction. People are facing problems. Sadly about 150 people lost their lives because of severe floods. The storm, called Daniel, didn’t just affect Libya, it also hit Turkey, Bulgaria and Greece.
In eastern Libya
The big storm was so strong that it caused mud to slide down the hills, broke buildings, and made neighborhoods filled with dirty water. So many people lost their family, houses and lives. People who lived there took lots of pictures of all the damaged parts and shared it on social media. The view of the scene was heartbreaking.
The leader of the eastern part of Libya, Oussama Hamad, said that more than 2,000 people might have died and thousands were missing, especially in a city called Derna. But doctors and emergency workers haven’t been able to check these numbers and different reports from different places say fewer people were hurt or killed. But no one knows the real number.
Another person from Hamad’s team, Mohamed Massoud said that at least 150 people were killed because of flooding and really heavy rain in different areas like Derna, Jabal al-Akhdar and the suburbs of Al-Marj. He also said both public and private buildings were damaged.
The situation is still really bad because many people are stuck in places that are hard to reach and even some soldiers who were helping got lost. This Is how dangerous it is for both the people who need help and the people who are trying to help them. Situation is very complicated. Everyone tries to help the people who are in need.
Experts say that this storm was one of the worst because it rained a lot in just one day and caused big problems for the towns and cities that weren’t ready for such heavy rain.
This disaster has made the problems in Libya even worse because there are two different governments in the country. One in the east and one in the west. Derna, a city in eastern Libya has been declared a “Disaster area” by the National Petroleum Company, which handles a lot of Libya’s oil and had to stop some of its work because of the storm.
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The leader of Libya’s western government, Abdelhamid Dbeibah, asked everyone in Libya to come together and support each other during this tough time. He decided to give three days of mourning for the people who lost their lives. Libya needs help and they’re asking other countries and organizations to provide urgent aid to those affected by the storm.