The Italian government announced on Friday, that its rescue team had concluded its activities in the flood-hit areas in eastern Libya, noting that the two naval ships San Giorgio and Tremiti had left the Libyan coast with the teams participating in these works on board.

Italian army personnel and the Civil Protection Department participated in removing the rubble from the Derna port area, recovering bodies using helicopters and boats, in coordination with the Libyan authorities, according to Nova News Agency.

The Italian Minister for Civil Protection and Maritime Policies, Nello Musumeci, said that the Italian team was leaving Libya after two weeks, during which it worked with highly specialized men and with different means, to provide basic assistance to the population affected by the floods.