About 5,000 homes damaged in Libya floods: Unity government

Infrastructure requires maintenance, reconstruction in Jabal Akhdar region, says Housing and Utilities Projects Authority

09:30 - 16/09/2023 Saturday
Update: 10:15 - 16/09/2023 Saturday
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About 5,000 homes have been damaged by devastating floods caused by Storm Daniel in Libya’s northeastern Jabal Akhdar region, according to the country’s unity government on Friday."The region needs maintenance and rebuilding of about 35 km (some 22 miles) of damaged roads, and 20 km (some 13 miles) of main rainwater drainage lines," the Housing and Utilities Projects Authority said on Facebook. Water networks have also collapsed due to the floods, leading to the interruption of drinking water supplies in several areas. At least 6,000 people were killed and thousands of others remain missing due to the weekend floods in eastern Libya, according to the official figures.

Torrential rains from Storm Daniel swept several areas on Sunday in eastern Libya, most notably Benghazi, Al-Bayda, and Al-Marj, as well as Soussa and Derna.

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