The mayor of Derna, a Libyan city devastated by intense flooding, has been arrested in connection with the disaster, officials say.
Abdulmenam al-Ghaithi was among numerous officials charged in connection with the disaster that killed thousands in eastern Libya earlier this month.
Last week, angry Derna residents burned the mayor’s house in protest.
The office of the attorney general, based in the capital Tripoli, said today that the officials were responsible for managing the country’s dam facilities and therefore it had launched a criminal case against them.
Some of the officials, including Mr al-Ghaithi, have already been detained prior to the trial. END.