The Attorney General of Libya has explained that the actions of local authorities and the Libyan government will be investigated regarding the funds for the maintenance of the dams.
Libya’s Attorney General Al Sediq al Sur has announced the opening of an investigation into the collapse of the two dams which aggravated the flooding of the city of Derna caused by the storm ‘Daniel’.
According to the latest balance sheet, the floods have caused more than 7,000 dead and 10,000 missing and at least 30,000 displaced people. The WHO has stressed that the lifeless bodies of 3,958 victims have been recovered and identified so far.
Al Sediq al Sur explained in statements to the press that the actions of the local authorities and the Libyan government will be investigated, especially regarding the funds for the maintenance of the dams.
An official report from 2021 showed that the two dams, built in the 1970s, had not received any form of maintenance, despite more than two million dollars being allocated for this in 2012 and 2013.
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