Red Crescent volunteers help rescue people from rain-flooded Tripoli streets

Red Crescent volunteers help rescue people from rain-flooded Tripoli streets

January 10, 2017 - 22:23
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The Libyan Red Crescent volunteers in Tripoli have carried out rescue operations in the rain-flooded roads and streets in the capital. They helped unblock the water drainage in the roads and assist the people whose cars broke down after being covered by water due to heavy rainfall.

“To take part in helping the distressed by the natural disasters, a team of Red Crescent volunteers helped tow cars that are stuck in the rainwater and unblock the drainage in the roads so that the motion of cars got better and swifter.” The Tripoli media office of the Red Crescent said.

Heavy rain that has been pouring down on Tripoli for the last few days has closed the roads and isolated several areas in the capital due to the rise in water level on the streets, which became impassable for both cars and pedestrians, let alone the material damages the rain caused in people’s properties.

Libya is seeing persistent heavy rainfall, especially in Tripoli and Benghazi where the streets turned into swimming pools due to accumulating rainwater that even led to the collapse of some buildings and soil erosion causing some sinkholes in the roads.

 

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