Sabrine Ferhat Bellil, who said she lost her brother, his wife and 5 of his children when the deadly storm hit her city, reacts amid rubble beside her brother's destroyed house. Reuters
An estimated 170 people have been killed as a result of the flooding elsewhere in the country, and more than 40,000 people have been displaced, the UN report said, citing the latest data from International Organisation for Migration. Figures are expected to rise as search-and-rescue efforts continue to look for survivors.
"The humanitarian situation remains particularly grim in Derna," the update said. Severe drinking water problems have gripped the city, and at least 55 children were poisoned from drinking polluted water, it said.
In surrounding areas, most of which have seen years of armed conflict, the UN warned of the dangers of landmines shifting from floodwaters, threatening civilians who enter on foot.
Rescue teams assist in relief work in Derna following deadly flash floods. AFP
Floods have also completely destroyed at least 891 buildings in Derna, its official news agency reported on Sunday, citing figures from a team assigned by the Libyan National Unity Government.
An additional 211 buildings were partially damaged and 398 others were submerged in mud, the report added, leaving a total of a quarter buildings damaged in the flood-ravaged city.
Meanwhile, Russia said it has sent 35 emergency doctors and humanitarian aid to eastern Libya, after the country was hit by unprecedented flooding a week ago.
"The ministry's third plane with specialists... has landed in Libya. Around 35 employees of Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations will provide medical assistance to the population affected by the floods," said the ministry in a statement.
A mobile hospital has already been sent by Russia with operating theatres and an intensive care unit. The 35 physicians will provide "qualified medical assistance" to "up to 100 people" per day at the site, the ministry said.
The ERC delegation and its relief team in Libya are continuing their operations to assess the on-ground situation and identify current needs to provide aid through ongoing shipments through its air bridge and support the Libyan people.
For the fifth day in a row, the UAE continued sending humanitarian and relief aid and search and rescue teams to Libya to alleviate the repercussions of Storm Daniel through an airbridge in implementation of the directives of Sheikh Mohamed.
Husadi, who had been working the night of the storm, dialled his wife's phone number once again. It was switched off. "We lost at least 50 members from my father’s family, between missing and dead," he said.
Sheikh Mohammed has ordered airlifts to facilitate the dispatch of relief aid mobilised by the International Humanitarian City (IHC) to support people affected by the major humanitarian crisis in flood-devastated eastern Libya.
The disaster struck the northeastern coastal town of Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas state, with a Red Cross rescuer telling local media that 80 people had been in attendance at the Santa Cruz parish when the roof caved in.
The victim stated that he arrived at the place for dinner and as soon as he finished, he went to the water closet to wash and left his belongings on the table.
The blaze ripped through the multistory police headquarters in the Suez Canal province of Ismailia, according to Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar, a spokesperson for the Health Ministry.
Two attackers detonated a bomb near government buildings in Turkey's capital on Sunday morning. Both attackers were killed and two police officers were wounded. The outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group claimed responsibility for the attack.