People look at the damaged province's office of governor of West Sulawesi following an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia. Reuters
Gulf Today Report
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of condolences to Indonesian President Joko Widodo, expressing his condolences for the victims of the earthquake that struck the island of Sulawesi.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent a similar message of condolences to President Widodo.
A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing at least 42 people.
More than 600 people were injured by the magnitude 6.2 quake, which sent people fleeing their homes in the darkness. Authorities were still collecting information about the full scale of casualties and damage in the affected areas.
There were reports of many people trapped in the rubble of collapsed homes and buildings.
Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, has represented the UAE in the first G20 Finance Ministers And Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting in 2022,
UAE are still unbeaten in the competition with two victories from as many matches. They defeated Malaysia last month in an away match.
Five films of different genres and storylines from an industry that began in 1926 had been selected for free public viewing at the Manarat Al Saadiyat in the Saadiyat Cultural District of the capital.
Six people died in Pasaman district and four in neighbouring West Pasaman district, he said. Rescuers were still searching for four villagers believed to be buried under tons of mud that tumbled down from the surrounding hills triggered by the quake.
Backed by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce, the event played host to 500 specialised companies, unveiling the latest and most sought-after designs in watches, jewellery, and gold ornaments from around the world.
The tragedy struck the town of Qaraqosh, in a wedding hall with a capacity of “no more than 400 people,” Interior Minister Amir Al Shammari told a press conference. That night, it held in excess of 900 people, he said.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid wished the newly appointed judges success in their new roles and highlighted the importance of constantly enhancing the DIFC’s judicial framework.
The light aircraft, which reportedly belonged to RioZim, crashed in the Zvamahande area of Mashava, killing all six onboard — four foreigners and two Zimbabweans, police said. The mid-air crash is suspected to have been caused by a mechanical fault.