At least 2,300 people were killed from the catastrophic floods in town Derna her eastern Libyathe country’s Ambulance and Emergency Service announced on Tuesday.

“About 5,000 more people have been lost after the floods,” Osama Ali, a spokesman for the agency, told Anadolu.

Libyan officials estimate that more than 3,000 people have been killed after floods caused by Storm Daniel hit eastern Libya on Sunday.

Initial reports indicate that dozens of villages and towns were submerged by the floods amid widespread damage to infrastructure.

Local authorities in Derna said two dams collapsed in the city, adding to the deadly floods.

“The road and bridge network in Derna has completely collapsed,” Al Hussein Sweidan, head of the Libyan government’s Tripoli-based road and bridge department, told Anadolu.

He estimated the reconstruction of damaged roads and bridges in the city at about 300 million Libyan dinars ($67 million).

“A technical team has been assigned by the Ministry of Transport to assess the extent of the damage in eastern Libya,” he added.

Sweidan said damage caused by the storm is hampering efforts to send aid to flood-hit areas.

On Monday, Libya’s Presidency Council appealed to friendly countries and international aid groups to provide aid to flood-affected areas in the eastern region.