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Hurricane Daniel: “The flood disaster in Libya is partly man-made” – Financial Times – . .

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British newspapers published on Wednesday covered many Arab and international issues, including the Derna floods disaster in Libya that caused it, Tehran’s release of prisoners holding American citizenship and the implications of that, and the deteriorating conditions in one of the refugee shelters in Britain.

We start with the Financial Times, whose editorial was titled “The flood disaster in Libya is partly man-made.” The newspaper says when Storm Daniel blew across the Mediterranean Sea towards the eastern coastal region of Libya, local officials had sufficient warning of the storm approaching their coast. A few days ago, the storm caused floods in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria, killing more than ten people.

The newspaper says that in Libya, no one was prepared for the scale of the disaster that was about to occur. As heavy rains and strong winds fell on the area, two dams collapsed on the hills above Derna, leading to a torrent of water that swept through the heart of the city.

The Financial Times says, “The exact number of victims is not yet known, but death certificates have been issued for about four thousand people.”

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