64 Palestinians killed in Libya's devastating floods

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  • Monday, 25 Sep 2023

RAMALLAH, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- At least 64 Palestinians were killed, with 10 others still missing, in the deadly floods that hit eastern Libya, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

In a statement, Ahmad al-Deek, a political adviser at the ministry, said that "we are following the conditions of the Palestinian community in the affected areas in Libya to determine the extent of the suffering and the great damage that befell it."

"We extended our deepest condolences to their (the victims') families and relatives, hoping that the missing persons would be found alive," al-Deek added.

The devastating Mediterranean storm Daniel struck eastern Libya on Sept. 10, causing the worst flooding Libya has seen in decades, resulting in the loss of thousands of lives and extensive damage to the region's infrastructure.

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