People in the flood-hit city of Derna are living through "doomsday", a Libyan reporter has told the BBC.
More than 6,000 people died after floods burst two dams in the eastern city and swept away homes.
Speaking to the BBC's Today programme, Johr Ali said survivors had reported scenes of utter devastation.
He said entire families had been washed away by powerful waters. One friend found his "nephew dead in the street, thrown away by water from his rooftop".
The reporter - who lives in exile in Istanbul because of attacks on journalists in Libya - said another friend of his had lost his entire family in the disaster.
"I was next to him, I heard the news of the deaths of [his friends'] full family," Mr Ali recalled.
"His mother, his father, his two brothers, his sister Maryam, and his wife - his newly married wife - who he sent to Libya to visit his family just two weeks ago, and his little kid who is eight months old.
"All of those died, all of his family is dead, and he is asking me what should I do."
In another case, Mr Ali said a survivor had told him of witnessing "a woman hang from the streetlights, because she was taken away by the floods and she was hanged from the streetlights".
"She stayed and died there," Mr Ali added.
The port city had a population of around 90,000 people before this week's disaster. Officials say it is feared that around 10,000 remain missing, with some simply washed away by powerful flood waters into the Mediterranean Sea.