Following the extreme rainfall from a storm called Storm Daniel that hit parts of the central and eastern Mediterranean, leading to devastating flooding and the loss of life in Libya, more bodies were washing ashore in eastern Libya on Wednesday, adding to the massive death toll already recorded.
People-filled multi-story structures have been demolished by the flood.
The “sea is constantly dumping dozens of bodies.” This is according to the minister of civil aviation in the government that controls eastern Libya.
Over 5,000 people have now died, and when more bodies wash up on the beach, the number will probably rise. Numerous dead bodies were also seen lying in hospital halls, covered in blankets.
The disaster has left many people homeless, and there’s a desperate need for international assistance. The International Organisation for Migration asserts that at least 30,000 people have been displaced in Derna, according to the U.N. migration agency.
But numerous nations have offered the Libyan government assistance. The Italian defence ministry announced the dispatch of a navy ship and two military aircraft carrying firefighters and other emergency rescue workers. According to the UAE’s state news outlet WAM, the UAE has also deployed two humanitarian planes with 150 tonnes of critical food, relief, and medical supplies to eastern Libya.
According to the minister of civil aviation, the country will be overwhelmed by the flood’s aftermath since “Libya did not have the experience to deal with the aftermath of such a disaster.”