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Foreign Min sends condolence to Bahamas over Hurricane Dorian

Mariyam Malsa
06 September 2019, MVT 15:10
Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI
Mariyam Malsa
06 September 2019, MVT 15:10

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid, on Thursday, sent a message of condolence to his Bahamas counterpart Darren Allen Henfield concerning the landfall of Hurricane Dorian.

“I am deeply saddened to hear the news of the devastation caused by the fall of Hurricane Dorian on Bahamas, leading to the loss of many lives and widespread destruction to properties and livelihoods."

Speaking on behalf of the administration and all Maldivians, the foreign minister extended condolences to the government and people of Bahamas.

In addition, Minister Shahid requested that his sympathy be conveyed to the members of bereaved families and expressed hope that the recovery process would be swift and successful.

Hurricane Dorian made landfall on September 1 at Embow Cay in the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm with wind speeds of 185 mph (295 km/h).

Although the official death toll currently stands at 30, the figure is expected to increase with Bahamas Health Minister Duane Sands warning of a "staggering" final count.

Hurricane Dorian is the strongest recorded hurricane to have impacted the Bahamas.