An official tells the BBC people in Derna were told to flee but some did not take the threat
- A village in Egypt bereaved by the Libyan flood
It is easy to understand why, according to locals, thousands of young men from the village are currently in Libya, mainly working in the construction sector. Al-Sharif is located in Beni Suef, one of the most deprived regions of a country in which almost 30% of the population live in…
- Derna: Flood-hit Libyan city living through 'doomsday'
A Libyan journalist tells the BBC of a friend whose entire family was killed by the flooding.source
- Libya Flood Victims: ‘I Survived by a Miracle’
Days after the catastrophic flood in northeastern Libya killed thousands of people, the city of Derna remains largely cut off from the outside world. The New York Times reached residents by phone who described dire conditions and sent videos capturing the toll of the destruction.source
- Libya flood: Drone images show extent of Derna destruction
Video footage from the city of Derna shows wide-scale destruction following Libya's deadliest storm in decades.source
- What can the world learn from Libya’s dam disaster?
The last few years have not been easy for the people of Libya. A country divided by war and instability … after the revolution that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi. The collapse of two dams has now brought new grief, with thousands dead or missing and half the eastern city of Derna…