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4,000 dead, 9,000 missing: What are Libyan authorities doing? | DW News

One week on from Libya’s devastasting floods, the UN is warning about two more dams in the east, that could burst near Benghazi. The UN’s humanitarian office says the dams are under massive pressure, after torrential rains. Local authorities say both dams are in good condition. Residents in Derna say similar warnings went unheeded for years, before two dams ruptured last week, releasing a wall of water, that swept whole neighborhoods out to sea. The World Health Organization says nearly 4,000 people have been counted dead, and 9,000 are still missing. The aid effort is gathering pace.

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