CNN reported that Libya has done mass burial for 6,000 victims of the sad incident of flood that occurred on Sunday, 10th of September.
The flood destroyed a lot properties, made a huge number of people homeless, injured many, and took lives of 6,000 people as at the time of writing this report.
Saadeddin Wakil, the health ministry undersecretary of the Unity Government in Tripoli, one of two rival governments operating in the country, said: “The death toll rose to over 6,000 people as of Wednesday morning local time.”
The agency reports that mortuaries are full in hospitals that remain out of service despite the desperate need to treat survivors of the disaster, according to staff.
However, Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday said his government was ready to provide all essential support to the Libyan people hit by the devastating floods that followed the Mediterranean storm Daniel on Sunday.
A statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Wednesday, partly reads: “Nigeria is ready to provide all necessary support to assist the Libyan people in overcoming this harrowing tragedy”.
In a separate report, the BBC reported that there have been desperate calls for more humanitarian support as victims lie wrapped in body bags and others have been buried in mass graves.
“The sea is constantly dumping dozens of bodies,” Hisham Chkiouat, a minister in Libya’s eastern administration, said, according to the BBC.
“Around 10,000 more are missing, potentially either swept out to sea or buried beneath rubble that’s strewn throughout the city, once home to over 100,000 people, authorities say,” the agency added.