The High Council of State (HCS) on Sunday held an emergency session to discuss the aftermath of Storm Daniel, which has claimed thousands of lives.

The session, which was chaired by the Council's Head, Mohamed Takala, discussed the capabilities, including the equipment required to accelerate the search operations, in addition to other logistical support that would help confront the disaster and mitigate its effects.

At another level, the debate covered legal measures to pursue those who neglected their duty and led to massive destruction and casualties, so as to hold them accountable and punish them for their actions, a readout by the HCS said on Sunday.

On Saturday, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced 11,300 dead and 10,100 missing in Derna. However, these figures were rejected by spokesman Tawfiq al-Shukri of the Libyan Red Crescent, who said that "The official numbers are issued by the agency authorised by the Libyan authorities.”

In a later report, OCHA cited the World Health Organization figures of 3,958 people dead and more than 9,000 still missing.