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Source: TOI

Devastating floods in Derna, eastern Libya, have resulted in over 5,000 feared dead and thousands missing due to breached dams and flash floods caused by the Mediterranean storm named Daniel.

What is a Mediterranean storm? 

A Mediterranean storm, also known as a Mediterranean cyclone or a Mediterranean low, is a type of weather system that forms over the Mediterranean Sea. Mediterranean storms can vary in intensity and impact, but they often lead to heavy precipitation, which can result in flooding, landslides, and other weather-related hazards.

Libya is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south, Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west, and Tunisia to the northwest.