Como as inundações devastaram a cidade potuária de Derna na Líbia
September 12, 2023 - Uma combinação de clima extremo, geografia vulnerável e infraestruturas decadentes enfraquecidas por mais de uma década de conflito levou às inundações catastróficas de Derna.
Swathes of the Mediterranean city of Derna were obliterated by the flood torrent, unleashed after rains from a powerful Storm Daniel burst dams above the city.
More than 100mm of rain were recorded in Derna over three days, from Sep 9 to Sep 12, where the average rainfall for the entire month of September is under 1.5mm.
Derna is supposed to be protected by two dams. Both collapsed as water overwhelmed them.
The internationally recognised government in Tripoli said at least 2,300 people died; while the eastern administration - which controls Derna - said more than 5,300 bodies had been found.
The number is likely to increase significantly and may even double because of the number of missing people.