More Than 5,000 Feared Dead After Storm Batters Libya

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More Than 5,000 Feared Dead After Storm Batters Libya

Thousands more missing amid flooding in North African country’s east

By Jared MalsinFollow

Benoit FauconFollow

 and Chao DengFollow

Updated Sept. 12, 2023 2:14 pm ETShareResize



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As many as 10,000 people were still missing as a result of a powerful storm that hit Libya, according to officials on Tuesday. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Libyan authorities struggled to reach survivors and provide food, water and shelter to tens of thousands of people after a lethal storm that officials say likely killed thousands in the country’s worst natural disaster in decades.

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