6 Bangladeshis killed in Libya storm, floods

This image grab from footage published on social networks by Libyan al-Masar television channel on 13 September shows an aerial view of a extensive damage in the wake of floods after the Mediterranean storm "Daniel" hit Libya's eastern city of Derna.
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At least six Bangladeshis have been killed in Libya after storm Daniel and subsequent floods hit Derna city in eastern Libya.

Besides, a number of Bangladeshis remain missing in the port city, Bangladesh embassy in Libya in its Facebook page disclosed this.

The embassy said identities of four among six deceased people have been found. They are: Shahin and Sujon, residents of Rajbari and Mamun and Shihab from Narayanganj.

It is feared that a number of Bangladeshis living in Derna are still missing.

The Bangladesh embassy in Libya said Derna, Shahhat, Elbeida and El Merj cities have been damaged severely due to storm Daniel and floods.

It is feared that several thousand people might be killed in floods caused by damages in the Derna embankment due to incessant rain. Moreover, several thousand people are still missing.

The embassy is in contact with the authorities concerned and the international agencies to receive updated information of Bangladeshi expats in Libya.

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Meanwhile, the Libyan president has sought assistance from the international community. In accordance with instructions of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, relief materials are being sent to Libya expeditiously.

At the initiative of the foreign ministry, C-130 aircraft of Bangladesh with relief materials will leave Dhaka for Libya soon. The relief materials include medicine, dry food and other items.