A week after a flood wiped out much of the centre of the city, furious Derna residents demonstrated on the streets and torched the home of the mayor overnight. They accuse the authorities of failing to maintain the dams that protected the city, and failing to evacuate residents before the storm. The regional administration said it had suspended the mayor and fired the entire city council. "Haftar's forces are under pressure to show they have control of the situation, and that they can handle the fallout. "The large number of journalists has become an impediment to the work of rescue teams."
Source: Libya Today September 19, 2023 11:04 UTC