The tragedy in Libya is unimaginable where a huge tornado hit Benghazi while the bad weather Daniel caused deadly floods and landslides in Derna and many villages in the east of the country.

Information arriving from the local media speaks of at least 2,500 dead and 7,000 missing.

The city of Derna, population 100,000–150,000, appears to have been bombed, with local authorities reporting that half the city has been wiped off the map.

The images of absolute destruction in the country are awe-inspiring.

Three areas of Cyrenaica, the country’s eastern coastal region, have been declared a state of natural disaster due to flooding and Libya’s presidential council has appealed for help to the international community, according to a statement issued this evening.