The spokesman for the Libyan government’s Crisis and Emergency Committee, Muhammad Al-Jareh, announced during a press conference in Benghazi that the death toll from the Derna flood had risen to 3,845 people.
According to Al-Jareh, the bodies of 43 people were recovered and buried today, in addition to the bodies of 202 on Friday.
Nearly 4,000 people were killed in floods caused by Storm Daniel in Libya on Sept. 10, while more than 40,000 have been displaced, according to UN figures. The storm affected several cities, including Benghazi, Bayda, Al Marj, and Soussa, resulting in massive destruction of infrastructure and a significant loss of life.
Derna was hardest hit by the deadly flooding, causing the city’s dams to burst, washing away homes and people. Over 8,000 people remain missing.
At least 59 relief cargo planes from 24 countries have landed in Libya to help those affected by the floods, the Libyan unity government said late Wednesday.