According to CNN, the number of fatalities from Storm Daniel, a “extreme weather event,” which was the source of the floods in Libya on Sunday, has reached 6,000.
One of the two competing administrations in the nation, the Unity Government in Tripoli, through its undersecretary of health Saadeddin Wakil, reported that “the death toll rose to over 6,000 people as of Wednesday morning local time.”
According to personnel, despite the urgent need to treat disaster survivors, the organization claims that mortuaries are filled in hospitals that are still not in operation.
The president of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, stated on Wednesday that his country was prepared to offer all necessary assistance to the Libyans affected by the disastrous floods that followed the Mediterranean storm Daniel on Sunday.
Ajuri Ngelale, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, issued a statement on Wednesday that said, “Nigeria is ready to provide all necessary support to assist the Libyan people in overcoming this harrowing tragedy.”
Separately, the BBC stated that there have been frantic requests for more humanitarian aid as dead lie in body bags and others have been buried in mass graves.
According to the BBC, Hisham Chkiouat, a minister in the eastern administration of Libya, claimed that “the sea is continually dumping dozens of bodies.”
According to the nation’s emigration office, 87 Egyptians who passed away in Libya were buried in Egypt by the government.
The agency claimed that “approximately 10,000 more are missing, possibly either swept out to sea or buried beneath rubble that’s strewn throughout the city, which once housed over 100,000 people.”
Over 30,000 people have reportedly been displaced by the water in Derna, according to the International Organization for Migration in Libya.
Some affected areas are now unreachable to aid organizations because to the severe damage to the region’s infrastructure. Only two of Derna’s seven possible entrances are now open.
As authorities work to uphold Islamic principles that the deceased should be given funeral rites within three days, emergency teams are sifting through debris mounds for survivors and remains.
In the wake of the flooding, President Tinubu sent his sincere sympathies to the Libyan government and people.
He expressed his condolences to all the families who had lost loved ones in what he called a “monumental disaster.” All those hurt in the unfortunate incident received his warmest wishes for a quick recovery.
The Premier of Nigeria reassured the Libyan people of Nigeria’s “unwavering solidarity and goodwill during these trying times,” adding that “this disheartening loss of lives, homes, livelihoods, and critical infrastructure remains a shared grief that further unites the people of both nations.”