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Thousands killed in Libya as flooding ravages coast

The floods caused by Storm Daniel hit a Libya still recovering from civil war.
MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP via Getty Images

A devastating storm struck eastern Libya on Sunday, leaving thousands of people dead and large swaths of the area severely damaged.

The storm, dubbed “Daniel,” hit Derna, Al Bayda, Al Marj, Susah, Shahat, Benghazi and other parts of eastern Libya near the North African country’s Mediterranean coast.

The official Libyan News Agency reported on Monday that more than 2,000 people have been killed and thousands of others are missing in Derna alone.

Another 46 people died in Al Bayda, in addition to several deaths in Susah, Al Marj and other areas, The Associated Press reported.

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