- MB News
- January 17, 2010
- 5 minutes read
Muslim Brotherhood Executive Bureau offer condolences after major Haitian earthquake.
Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Dr Mohamed Morsy of the Muslim Brotherhood Executive Bureau would like to forward words of sincerest sympathy and support to those affected by the natural disaster, and offer deep condolences to the families, and loved ones of the victims.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday. The quake’s epicenter was 10 miles southwest of the Haitian capital, at a depth of just 6 miles. Dozens of aftershocks, including 2 measuring 5.9 and 5.0, followed it.
The Presidential palace and the headquarters of the UN mission in the country lie in ruins in Port-au-Prince.
The parliament building and the ministries of finance, justice, labor, culture and communications were seriously damaged.
No official figures on casualties are currently available, but many are feared to be dead in the strongest quake in the Caribbean Region in two centuries.