Abdel Abed is watching the other villagers digging. When one of them gets tired, he scrambles down and takes over.
The death toll in the eastern city of Derna is expected to jump to over 10,000 amid massive damage to infrastructure, Libyan authorities say.
The United Nations estimates that 300,000 people have been affected by the magnitude 6.8 earthquake, while over 2,600 people have lost their lives.
At least 2,000 people are feared dead in Derna after a powerful storm and floods hit the city in eastern Libya. That is according to the prime minister of a self-proclaimed government based in eastern Libya, Osama Hamad. He added on Monday that thousands were missing, but did not cite where his figures had come from.
Brahim Boudad spent six nervous hours on Friday night. His family was in Amizmiz, a small Moroccan town at the base of the High Atlas, while he was some 55km away in Marrakech when the devastating earthquake hit.
Marrakesh, Morocco’s fourth-largest city, was rocked overnight by a powerful earthquake that destroyed historic buildings and left hundreds dead.
A rare, powerful earthquake struck Morocco late Friday night, killing more than 1,000 people and damaging buildings from villages in the Atlas Mountains to the historic city of Marrakech. Morocco's deadliest earthquake in decades has killed over 1,000 people, authorities said Saturday, causing widespread damage and sending terrified residents and tourists scrambling to safety in the middle of the night.
Flooding caused by torrential rain has killed eight people in western Algeria, the country's civil defence service said on Sunday.
Eighteen suspected asylum seekers have been found dead in a forest in northeastern Greece where a wildfire had been raging, according to the fire department.
Wildfire nears capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories as fleeing residents fill roads and flights
Firefighters worked to keep open the only route out of the capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories as a wildfire moved closer to the city of 20,000 and residents rushed to beat a noon Friday deadline to evacuate.