Queen Elizabeth II has sent a message for the people in Haiti, hit by an earthquake that has left 1400 dead, sending a message on the Buckingham Palace account.
Queen Elizabeth II gives her support to the people of Haiti. The monarch published a message on Monday, August 16, on the official website of Buckingham Palace to deplore the damage caused by the earthquake on Saturday, August 14, which has killed more than 1400 people, according to a report published Tuesday, August 17. “I am deeply saddened by the loss of life and destruction caused by the earthquake in Haiti. My prayers and thoughts are with those who have lost their lives, loved ones, as well as the emergency services to repair it all,” the royal palace website reads. A message signed “Elizabeth R”.
A tragedy in Haiti
According to a latest report by the Haitian civil protection Monday afternoon, 1419 people died and more than 6900 were injured in the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that shook the southwest of the country on Saturday at about 8:30 a.m. local time (14:30 Paris time). Le Monde reveals that more than 37,000 houses have been destroyed. “The first interventions, carried out both by professional rescuers and by members of the population have allowed to extract many people from the rubble,” had insisted the civil protection services. The earthquake occurred 12 km from the city of Saint-Louis-du-Sud, 160 km southwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince, but the long tremor was felt throughout the country.
In the affected areas, residents faced a dilemma: stay outside to protect themselves from aftershocks (earthquake that occurs after a major earthquake), or go inside damaged buildings to shelter from the heavy weather expected with the arrival of tropical depression Grace.