OREANDA-NEWS  The death toll as a result of floods in the city of Derna in eastern Libya has exceeded 5,300, said Mohammed Abu Lumusha, a representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Libyan government authorized by the parliament.
"At the moment, the death toll in the city of Derna as a result of Cyclone Daniel is more than 5,300," he said.

The representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs added that rescue work is continuing.

A representative of the Red Crescent earlier told RIA Novosti that more than nine thousand people were missing in Derna.

As the Libyan media reported earlier, on Sunday, due to heavy rains caused by cyclone Daniel, floods and floods were recorded in a number of cities and towns in eastern Libya, including Al-Bayda and Derna. Airports and seaports were closed due to heavy rains in the region. The cities of Susa and Derna in the east of the country were declared disaster zones. A curfew has been imposed in flood-affected cities.

Earlier, "Daniel" hit Greece, since September 4, there have been heavy downpours throughout the country. The newspaper Kathimerini reported that the number of victims of the cyclone in the country has grown to 14 people, three more are missing. On Monday, the Daniel reached the Mediterranean coast of Egypt.