“It’s very bad. It’s really very bad. All of them, they have missed someone from their families,” he told SBS News.
“The flood lifts, but that gap is in our hearts.”
Osama Aldali said a gap will remain in all Libyans’ hearts. Source: SBS News
Since news broke of the tragedy, everyone in the small but close-knit Libyan community has been frantically trying to make contact with family and friends.
“We lost our families. We didn’t lose single people or something. Our families disappeared from the Libyan culture,” Osama said.
Mohamed Mgaram said everyone from the country is very connected.
Mohamed Mgaram said everyone in Libya is very connected. Source: SBS News
“I’m from the west of Libya but, you know, we are a tribe, so I have one of my tribe who is living in Derna, so his wife and his two daughters [are] lost.”
With additional reporting by Reuters.