Attorney general asked to investigate amid allegations warnings about the dangerous state of two dams were ignoredLibya’s attorney general has been asked by senior politicians to launch an urgent inquiry into the catastrophic floods that have killed tens of thousands of people, including into allegations local officials imposed a curfew on the night Storm Daniel struck, causing the collapse of two badly maintained dams.Officials in the port city of Derna, worst affected by the floods, including the mayor, Abdulmenam al-Ghaithi, believe 20,000 people may have died. These are estimates and not body counts, or numbers confirmed by UN agencies. At least 5,200 people have been confirmed dead. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/14/libya-call-for-inquiry-fury-death-toll-catastrophic-floods
Author : Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor
Publish date : 2023-09-14 11:00:15
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