Death toll in Libya Flood hit 6000, as US, others sends aid
The death toll in Libyan floods has hit 6000 as at Wednesday.
Reports say the flood was caused by a huge Mediterranean storm that burst dams in Libya, especially in the eastern coastal city of Derna.
More than 10,000 people are also missing from the severe flood which swept away buildings and wiped out as much as a quarter of a city.
“The death toll is huge and might reach thousands,” Tamer Ramadan of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said.
Reports say that some aid had started to arrive, including from Egypt, but rescue efforts were hampered by the political situation in Libya, with the country split between two rival governments.
The United States, Germany, Iran, Italy, Qatar and Turkey were among the countries that have said they have sent or are ready to send aid.
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