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Libya flooding deaths hit around 11,000 – Red Crescent

By Emily McGarvey and Holly Wallis



  1. The death toll following the flooding in Libya has reached around 11,000, the Red Crescent in Derna says
  2. Some 20,000 people have been reported as missing, it says, as workers continue to recover bodies
  3. Most of the thousands of deaths could have been avoided, the UN’s World Meteorological Organization says
  4. Warnings should have been issued, leading to evacuations, “and we could have avoided most of the human casualties”
  5. Meanwhile, Libyan politician Guma El-Gamaty says the flooding was a disaster waiting to happen…

This is where we will end our live coverage of the Libya floods for today. You can keep across our coverage here:


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