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Libya floods: At least 150 killed, prime minister says 2,000 people believed dead

At least 2,000 people are feared dead in Derna after a powerful storm and floods hit the city in eastern Libya, according to prime minister of a self-proclaimed government based in eastern Libya, Osama Hamad.

He said the floods have swept away entire neighbourhoods in Derna, which has been declared a disaster zone, after the country was hit by Mediterranean storm Daniel.

The head of the Red Crescent in Benghazi, Kais Fhakeri, has confirmed that Storm Daniel has killed at least 150 people dead in Derna, after water levels in the city rose as high as three metres (10 feet), Al Jazeera reported.

The Libyan Red Crescent said it lost contact with one of its workers as he attempted to help a stuck family in Bayda.

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