Libya protesters set fire to mayor’s home in anger over Derna flood deaths

Hundreds have demonstrated demanding ‘urgent’ international investigations into the disaster that left thousands dead

Protests broke out in the Libyan city of Derna on Monday, with hundreds venting their anger against authorities and demanding accountability one week after a flood that killed thousands of residents and destroyed entire neighbourhoods.

Later in the evening, angry protesters set fire to the house of the man who was Derna’s mayor at the time of the flood, Abdulmenam al-Ghaithi, his office manager told Reuters.

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