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Vehicles piled up along a coastal road in the eastern Libyan city of Derna after Storm Daniel struck © The Press Office of Libyan Prime Minister/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds of people were feared dead after floods swept through eastern Libya destroying “entire neighbourhoods” of one city, with officials warning on Monday that thousands were missing.

The worst-affected area appeared to be the coastal city of Derna, with reports that the storm had destroyed dams, intensifying flooding that washed away buildings and homes.

The disaster unfolded when Storm Daniel, which had already unleashed torrential rain in Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria, struck the north African country.

Osama Hamad, the head of a government in the east of Libya, told Libyan television that the authorities believed that 2,000 people had been killed.

Read more about the floods here.

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