Libyan morgues are overcrowded as rescuers

As bodies pile up in the streets of Derna, the northern coastal city devastated by flooding. When a torrential downpour broke through two dams. Washing homes into the sea, Libya is rushing to bury its dead. According to hospital employees and representatives of the eastern. Parliament-backed administration of Libya. Morgues are overflowing in hospitals that are still not functioning. Despite the urgent need to treat survivors of a catastrophe that has already claimed at least 5,000 lives. Authorities estimate that another 10,000 people are still missing, either swept out to sea or bury beneath the wreckage that have been scatter around the city, which formerly house more than 100,000 people.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) of the United Nations estimates that the flooding in Derna has forced more than 30,000 people to leave their homes. As of Wednesday, Libya Some affected areas are now unreachable to aid organizations because to the serious damage to the region’s infrastructure. Only two of Derna’s seven access points are now open. In an effort to uphold Islamic principles that the dead should be given proper burial rituals within three days, emergency crews are sifting through debris mounds for survivors and bodies.

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Adel Juma, the minister of state for cabinet affairs of Libya, state that “the Martyrs’ committee (has been established to) identify the missing people and to implement procedures for identifying and burying of in accordance with Sharia and legal laws and standards. trying to remove roads and debris to discover survivors have become an even more difficult task due to the damage Storm Daniel inflict. As a result of the storm’s disruption of communications, rescue attempts were hampere, and relatives outside of Libya who is awaiting word of lost loved ones experienced anxiety.

Palestinian woman Ayah said she has cousins in Derna but hasn’t been able to reach them since the flooding. “I’m genuinely concerned for them. Derna is where my two cousins reside. I don’t know if they are still alive at this moment because it appears that all communication is down. Watching the vids coming out of Derna is quite disturbing. Each of us is afraid.

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