Libya's parallel PM says 2,000 dead in eastern floods

The head of Libya's eastern parliament-backed government said more than 2,000 people had died in a storm and flooding during a phone interview with a local television station.

Osama Hamad told the television news presenter on al-Masar channel: "The missing are in the thousands, and the dead exceed 2,000".

Hamad did not give the source for the figures of the dead and missing.