Libya’s top prosecutor will investigate the collapse of two dams in the eastern port of Derna, which led to a massive flood that killed thousands and destroyed the city.
General Prosecutor al-Sediq al-Sour told reporters, the investigation woukd scrutinize local authorities, previous governments, and the allocation of the dams’ maintenance funds.
The flooding death toll in Derna has risen to 11,300. The World Health Organization reported the bodies of 3,958 people recovered, with 9,000 more missing.
Aid organisations have warned of the spread of disease and difficulties in delivering supplies to those in need.