Over 2000 dead, several missing after cyclone hits Libya
New Delhi : More than 2000 people have been feared dead and several people went missing after a cyclonic storm Daniel struck Libya, causing huge floods across eastern part of the nation. According to Libyan News Agency, Osama Hamad, the president of Libya’s eastern parliament-backed administration, verified the death toll on Monday.
"Osama Hamad said that residential neighborhoods disappeared after the torrents swept them into the sea along with thousands of their residents, and the situation is catastrophic and unprecedented in Libya," CNN reported citing the Libyan News Agency LANA.
Meanwhile, social media is also flooded with pictures and videos of the devastation. Following are some of the glimpse from Libya:
In the videos, drowned cars, collapsed buildings and tornado Daniel can be seen swiping Libya.
In the meantime, UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has extended his condolences – over two phone calls – to Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, Prime Minister of Libya’s Government of National Unity, and Field Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar, Commander of the Libyan Armed Forces, over the victims of the floods witness by the State of Libya.