Published: 2023-09-15 13:49
Last Updated: 2023-09-25 11:51
After Friday prayers, Jordanians gathered to perform an absentee funeral prayer for the victims of the recent earthquake in Morocco and the devastating Hurricane Daniel in Libya.
Ali Al-Daqamseh, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Awqaf And Islamic Affairs, told Roya that Minister Ahmed Al-Khalayleh had decided to hold these absentee prayers in all mosques across Jordan.
The prayers were dedicated to the souls of the victims and martyrs who lost their lives due to the destructive earthquake in various Moroccan regions, as well as the catastrophic floods caused by Hurricane Daniel in several Libyan cities. These natural disasters have led to the tragic loss of thousands of lives among the citizens of these two brotherly nations.
- Libya -
Libya continues to grapple with the aftermath of the devastating floods that resulted in a significant number of casualties and missing persons, with the city of Derna in eastern Libya bearing the brunt of the destruction.
Abdel Moneim Al-Ghaithi, the mayor of Derna, said that he expects the death toll in the city to surpass 20,000 people.
Storm Daniel struck the region on a Sunday afternoon, bringing torrential rainfall that led to the collapse of two dams near Derna. This unleashed a torrent of water into the city, sweeping away buildings and people, with some carried into the Mediterranean Sea. The beaches were left strewn with debris, and bodies were discovered in the aftermath.
- Morocco -
In a related event, an earthquake struck Morocco, centered 77 kilometers southwest of Marrakesh. The European Mediterranean Seismological Center reported multiple aftershocks, with the ninth occurring on Sunday morning, following the initial earthquake that struck at dawn on Saturday.
Marrakesh, the most affected city by the earthquake, is known for its many ancient stone buildings dating back to the 11th century.