King and Queen ‘desperately saddened’ due to ‘horrific’ floods in Libya

King and Queen ‘desperately saddened’ due to ‘horrific’ floods in Libya

The King Expresses Grief over Devastating Flooding in Libya

The King, alongside the Queen, has conveyed profound sadness over the tragic consequences of severe flooding in Libya, which has claimed the lives of thousands of people. The flooding was caused by Storm Daniel, which struck the coastal city of Derna and other eastern regions of the North African country.

Severe Impact and High Death Toll

Storm Daniel unleashed torrents of water, resulting in extensive flooding in Derna and its surroundings. The death toll has tragically reached 5,000 individuals, signaling the severity of the disaster.

UK’s Commitment to Support

In response to this dire situation, King Charles reaffirmed the United Kingdom’s commitment to assist Libya during this crisis. He conveyed this message to Dr. Mohamed Menfi, the head of Libya’s Presidential Council, in a communication on Wednesday evening.

Sympathy and Support for Victims

The King’s message conveyed his and his wife’s deep sorrow at the devastating consequences of Storm Daniel and the subsequent floods. They expressed heartfelt condolences to all those who have lost loved ones and offered prayers for everyone affected by this horrific natural disaster.

Recognition of Heroic Rescue Efforts

In his message, King Charles also commended the relentless efforts of those involved in rescue operations under extremely challenging conditions. He praised their selfless bravery in the face of adversity.

Government’s Readiness to Assist

The King assured Dr. Menfi that the UK Government stands prepared to provide support to meet Libya’s needs during this crisis. He concluded his message with the expression of solidarity and support.

UK Government’s Initial Assistance

This message coincides with the announcement by the UK Government of support “worth up to £1 million.” This funding is described as an initial package aimed at offering assistance to those most severely affected by the catastrophic flooding.

Challenges Faced by Authorities and Aid Workers

The flooding has left thousands of people missing and many more without homes. Authorities are grappling with the immense challenge of delivering aid and support to the affected areas.

Aid workers who managed to reach Derna, a city cut off by flash floods that destroyed access roads, reported widespread devastation in the city center. Search and rescue teams have been tirelessly combing through shattered apartment buildings in search of victims.

Anticipated Increase in Death Toll

Local health officials believe that the number of casualties is likely to rise further as search and rescue teams continue to recover bodies from the streets, buildings, and the sea. The situation remains critical, and efforts are ongoing to provide aid and support to those affected by this tragic natural disaster in Libya.

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