Thousands of Libyans have lost family members, friends and neighbors in the devastating floods that engulfed the country's east.
Officials are concerned about water contamination and lack of sanitation after two dams collapsed during Mediterranean storm Daniel, killing up to 11,000.
“When people meet each other, they meet each other with condolences. The first question they asked is not who died, but who survived.”
Libya's general prosecutor said that prosecutors would investigate the collapse of the two dams, which were built in the 1970s, as well as the allocation of maintenance funds.
Teams have buried bodies in mass graves outside the city and in nearby towns, Eastern Libya’s health minister, Othman Abduljaleel, said.
The Libyan Red Crescent said 10,100 people also remain missing.
"Wherever you go, you find dead men, women, and children,” an aid worker said.
Floodwaters broke through dams in the eastern city of Derna, washing away entire neighborhoods. The current death toll was estimated at 2,300.
“Over 20 years in the service, I’ve never come across something like this,” a spokesperson for the city's emergency services said.
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