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4,454 houses in Al-Bayda damaged by floods according to European estimates




Alwasat Staff Mon 18 Sep 2023, 01:14 PM
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European estimates suggest that 4,454 houses in the city of Al-Bayda were damaged by floods and torrential rains caused by Storm Daniel.

The extent of the damage to Al-Bayda appeared in images taken by 'Copernicus', the European Union's space program, of the city before and after the floods, according to an X post, on Monday.

Copernicus aims to achieve a global, continuous, autonomous, high-quality, and large-scale Earth observation capability.

In Derna, 891 buildings were completely destroyed, while 211 others were partially damaged according to a Libyan Government of National Unity estimate.

Storm Daniel, which swept through eastern Libya on September 10, caused widespread infrastructure destruction, thousands of deaths, with thousands missing, in addition to a large wave of displacement.

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