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Floods in Libya Reportedly Kill Up to 10,000; Pope Francis ‘Deeply Saddened,’ Offers Prayers

Jamal Alkomaty
A general view of the city of Derna is seen on Tuesday, Sept. 12., 2023. Mediterranean storm Daniel caused devastating floods in Libya that broke dams and swept away entire neighborhoods in multiple coastal towns, the destruction appeared greatest in Derna city.

The disaster came after Cyclone Daniel, a storm that formed in the Mediterranean Sea, moved over the eastern portions of the North African country.