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Libya: 2,000 feared dead in floods

Libya: 2,000 feared dead in floods

Bad Weather Passage from Daniel Libya, Where they are expressed The death toll in the floods is feared to exceed 2,000. According to statements by Osama Hamat, head of the coalition government established in Benghazi.

“Thousands of people are missing, more than 2,000 are dead,” he said characteristically in an interview with Al-Mazar television network. However, this number is not confirmed.

An earlier account given by a representative of the coalition government was at least telling 150 people died From floods caused by heavy rains in Libya.

Videos circulating on social media show people climbing onto the roofs of their houses or onto their cars in an attempt to escape.

Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the affected areas Serious emergencyClosure of schools and shops and curfew.

Two engineers told Reuters that four of Libya’s main oil export ports, Ras Lanuf, Swedina, Brega and Es Sitra, were closed for three days starting Saturday afternoon.

Abdulhamid Dibeba, head of the interim government in Tripoli, said on Sunday that he had instructed all government agencies to “deal immediately” with the damage and flooding in eastern Libyan cities.

He said the United Nations in Libya would “provide assistance in support of local and national efforts”.

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