Press release

President James Michel sends message of condolence to Ecuador following devastating earthquake

April 18, 2016

Following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Ecuadorian coastal town of Manta, claiming over 250 lives, injuring many others and causing widespread structural damage, President James Michel on behalf of the Government and people of Seychelles expressed heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies in a message to Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado, President of the Republic of Ecuador.  

In his message, President Michel noted “our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the bereaved, may they find strength to overcome the grief caused by this tragedy.”

The President wished the relief agencies success in the ongoing rescue efforts and noted that both he and the people of Seychelles are in solidarity with Ecuador in this difficult time of loss and suffering