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BBC News | Libya Floods: Fears that 20.000 Have Died

There are fears that as many as 20,000 people may have died in the flooding that's devastated northern Libya after dams burst during storms.

The coastal city of Derna suffered the worst of the disaster. There have been desperate calls for more humanitarian support as victims lie wrapped in body bags and others have been buried in mass graves. Many people were washed out to sea when the floods struck. 


Rescue teams have been digging through the rubble of collapsed buildings in the hope of finding survivors. At least 30,000 people are said to be homeless. 


Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Quentin Sommerville and Frank Gardner.

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