Jordan's King Rescues 96 Jordanians from Irma-Struck Island

Published September 18th, 2017 - 12:05 GMT
A photo taken on September 6, 2017, shows the Hotel Mercure in Marigot, near the Bay of Nettle, on the French Collectivity of Saint Martin, during the passage of Hurricane Irma (AFP/File Photo).
A photo taken on September 6, 2017, shows the Hotel Mercure in Marigot, near the Bay of Nettle, on the French Collectivity of Saint Martin, during the passage of Hurricane Irma (AFP/File Photo).

Upon directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II, a Jordanian plane, early Monday, headed for Saint Martin Island to airlift 96 Jordanians from the Caribbean island, which was hit by the devastating Irma Hurricane.

The Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs said it is in continuous contact with the Jordanian citizens in the island and also coordinating with the French and Dutch authorities to safely evacuate the citizens.

Irma, the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade, has caused widespread destruction across the shared Dutch and French Caribbean island. Irma, at times a category five hurricane, packed winds of up to 295km/h (185mph), turning the picturesque tourist haven into a sweltering trash heap without power, water or communications

 

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