New Delhi, September 09: Extending immediate disaster relief of $1 million aid to Bahamas amid Hurricane Dorian, India standing in solidarity with people of Bahamas in this difficult moment, voiced that it was saddened by large scale destruction caused and would help a more in need.
"We are saddened by the large scale destruction caused in The Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian. In solidarity with the friendly people of The Bahamas in this difficult moment, the Government of India is extending an immediate disaster relief of $1 million," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
Hurricane Dorian, which ravaged the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane on Sunday, wreaked havoc in the island country, uprooting trees, destroying communication lines, flattening houses, which has also left hundreds of people homeless and forcing a total of 43 to breath last.
Meanwhile, the US has also promised to help the island nation in relief efforts. After ravaging the Bahamas and parts of US, Hurricane Dorian on Saturday made landfall in Nova Scotia province of Canada, knocking off rooftops and trees and leaving hundreds of people without power. The hurricane also made landfall near Halifax, packing with high-speed winds, high waves and dumping heavy rains.