KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to all the victims and their families affected by Typhoon Daniel that struck the eastern region of Libya last Sunday.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said, as of 14th September 2023, there have been no reports of Malaysian citizens affected by the floods in the eastern region of Libya.
The statement added, the two (2) Malaysians residing in Marsa El Brega have been successfully contacted and confirmed to be safe.
“The Ministry is closely monitoring the post-Typhoon Daniel developments that struck the eastern region of Libya last Sunday. This incident has led to the rupture of two (2) dams in the city of Derna, resulting in a significant flood that has tragically claimed the lives of over 8,000 individuals, with an additional 10,000 still reported as missing.
“The flood casualties are expected to continue rising as search and rescue operations persist,” the statement said.
The statement also stressed that in light of the temporary closure of the Malaysian Embassy in Libya since 2014, Malaysian nationals in Libya seeking guidance may contact the nearest Malaysian Embassy using the contact information provided as below:
Embassy of Malaysia in Cairo, Malaysia Hall Abbasiyah No. 26, Sabeel Al Khazhindar Street Abbasiyah, Cairo Arab Republic of Egypt No. Duty Officer: (+2) 012 0027 6388 Tel: +202 4858677 & +202 4829449 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Malaysia World News