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Reuters Africa is reporting 2000 people are dead following massive flooding in Eastern Libya. Authorities also said thousands more may be missing. According to Reuters Africa:

“Ahmed Mismari, the spokesperson for the Libyan National Army (LNA) that controls eastern Libya, said in a televised news conference that the disaster came after dams above Derna had collapsed, ‘sweeping whole neighborhoods with their residents into the sea’.”

Mismari said the number missing is between 5,000 and 6,000 people.

This story is developing.

Read the story in entirety at Reuters Africa.

This news brief was curated by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow Nsenga on social media @Ntellectual.

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