Two weeks ago, powerful waters washed away two dams and left much of the coastal city of Derna in ruins. Nearly 4,000 people are known to have been killed in the region, but with many others still missing, the death toll could be much higher.
The mayor of Derna is among those held over allegations of mismanagement and negligence that could have contributed to deadly dam collapses earlier this month.
Aid agencies in Libya said local authorities and charities are struggling with the scale of the disaster. Survivors are now at risk from the spread of diseases such as cholera.
Climate change is partly responsible for the floods that have devastated Libya but the legacy of civil war, political chaos and corruption have exacerbated their impact. Observers say aid is desperately needed.
The powerful Mediterranean storm battered eastern Libya swept people into the sea, officials said. An international aid director told DW that Libya is witnessing a "large-scale disaster."
Aid workers and officials have said that the death toll is likely to rise, as bodies continue to wash up ashore. The UN migration agency said that at least 30,000 people in eastern Libya have been displaced.
We look at how Libya’s political deadlock is exacerbating the current situation in a country suffocated by deadly floods. But politics isn't the only factor, an emerging field in climate sciences is linking extreme weather events to global warming driven by human activity, the Washington Post reports. We also take a look at how the international media cover the 30-year anniversary of the Oslo Accords and finish with an exciting new discovery from the James Webb Telescope.
Thousands of people were killed and over 10,000 more missing after floods, triggered by Mediterranean storm Daniel, hit eastern Libya on Sunday
About a quarter of Libya's eastern city of Derna was wiped out after dams burst in a storm, the administration in the area said on Tuesday, and the Red Cross said 10,000 people were feared to be missing across the country in floods.
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