Libya continues to search for people missing from catastrophic flooding

Libya continues to search for thousands of people missing from massive floods comparable to a tsunami in Derna. east of the country and claimed the lives of at least 4,000 people.

Hurricane Daniel hit the city of Derna on Sunday evening, causing huge waves to break two upstream dams and torrential waters sweeping away buildings and people. into the Mediterranean Sea Widely damaged the city. One survivor said: The water level rose quickly in a matter of seconds. He and his mother fled to the fourth floor of the house. They looked out of the window and saw cars and people flowing downstream. and heard cries for help He and his mother were stuck in the building for an hour or an hour and a half, but it felt like a year. Then it was swept away by the current in the middle of the night. and survived by scrambling to take shelter in an empty building downstream.

The head of the Libyan delegation to the International Committee of the Red Cross said: It was a violent and brutal disaster. Seven meter high waves swept buildings into the sea. Family members lost And bodies began to wash up and wash up on shore. A 29-year-old resident of Derna estimates that the disaster has killed at least one in 10 of the city's 100,000 inhabitants. Access to Derna remains extremely difficult due to roads, bridges and roads. Electrical and communication lines are not working. At least 30,000 city residents are homeless. Previously, Storm Daniel had just hit Turkia or Turkey. Bulgaria and Greece This caused widespread flooding and a total of 27 people died.

Source: Thai News Agency