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Floods killed more than 3,800 in Libya’s Derna: ministry

Corpses from natural disasters rarely pose health risk: Red Cross, WHO
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More than 3,800 people were killed in devastating floods that hit the Libyan coastal city of Derna, a spokesman for the interior ministry of the country’s eastern-based government said Wednesday.

Lieutenant Tarek al-Kharraz told AFP that 3,840 deaths had been recorded in the Mediterranean city so far, including 3,190 who have already been buried. Among them were at least 400 foreigners, mostly from Sudan and Egypt.


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