12 Sep 2023

Storm Daniel kills thousands in catastrophic Libya floods

Storm Daniel has devastated parts of Libya, as catastrophic flooding has killed thousands.

A city that was home to a hundred thousand people is now under water – entire neighbourhoods simply swept away.

The force of the flood waters in eastern Libya was so great, the surge burst through two dams around the city of Derna, obliterating everything in its path.

Local officials say they’ve been left stunned by the scale of destruction, beyond anything they can cope with alone.