The variety of deaths within the Libyan metropolis of Derna may vary from 18,000 to twenty,000 following catastrophic flooding, in accordance with town’s mayor.
Abdulmenam Al-Ghaithi informed al-Arabiya TV right now this could possibly be primarily based on the variety of wiped-out districts within the metropolis.
It got here because the King despatched a letter of condolence to the chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed al-Menfi.
The message learn: “My spouse and I are so desperately saddened by the devastating influence and lack of life brought on by Storm Daniel and the next floods.
“We mourn with all those that have misplaced their family members, and proceed to wish for everybody whose lives and livelihoods have been affected by the horrific floods.
“I like vastly all those that are engaged tirelessly within the rescue efforts in such dire situations, and reward their selfless bravery.
“I do know that my authorities stands able to help your wants.”
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