Families’ heartbreak as rescuers search for survivors

More than 5,300 people are feared dead and thousands more are missing after ferocious flooding was unleashed on Libya.

Entire neighbourhoods were dragged into the sea as tsunami-like floodwater swept through the eastern city of Derna after two dams burst.

Rescue workers have been digging through the ruins of collapsed buildings in a desperate search to find survivors, but hope is beginning to wane.

Mohamed Atef’s mother, in Bani Swief province, Egypt, weeps as she tells of how son is still missing in Libya

Members of the rescue team from the Egyptian army inspect the damaged areas

Egypt recovered more than 80 bodies of Egyptians who died in Libya’s floods, the emigration ministry said

People gather as their relatives are missing in Libya after Storm Daniel hit the country, at Al Sharief village in Bani Swief province, Egypt

The bodies were buried in their respective towns in Egypt, the ministry added

A man shows a photo of his brother Aly, who died along with his three cousins in Libya after Storm Daniel hit the country

At Al Sharief village in Egypt, a man shows a photo of his brother Aly, who died along with his three cousins in Libya

People walk next to damaged houses, following a powerful storm and heavy rainfall hitting the country, in Derna, Libya

In Derna, the muddy streets were lined with the ruins of wrecked cars and rubble from collapsed buildings

Rescue workers look through rubble

The mayor of Derna said rescue workers have arrived from Egypt, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Qatar

Turkey's rescue team joins search and rescue operations

About 30,000 people are estimated to have been displaced, officials in Libya said

Rescue teams and the Libyan Red Crescent search for victims in the sea

Rescue teams and the Libyan Red Crescent search for victims in the sea

Turkey's rescue team joins search and rescue operations

Authorities say there is an urgent need for rescue workers who specialise in recovering bodies

Members of the Egyptian army inspect the damage

Members of the Egyptian army inspect the damage

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