Egypt expressed, in a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Sunday, its solidarity with the United States of America in confronting the wildfires in Hawaii, which resulted in significant material and human losses.
Egypt extended its sincere condolences to the friendly government and people of the USA, and the families of the victims, expressing its sincere wishes for a speedy recovery of the injured.
Hawaii witnessed the worst fire incident in its history, as the fires swept through it, amid accusations of officials failing to manage the crisis.
Hawaii Governor Josh Green said the number of victims of wildfires on the Hawaiian island of Maui has risen to 89, making it the deadliest wildfire in the United States in more than 100 years.
Green predicted: “The death toll will rise over time. I was instructed to conduct immediate investigations to find out the exact circumstances of what happened,” referring to the sirens that did not go off, describing what happened on the island as the worst natural disaster to hit the state
The fires destroyed or damaged at least 2,200 buildings on West Maui, mostly residential, U.S. authorities said, prompting criticism of the authorities over their handling of one of the worst natural disasters in the modern history of the US archipelago.
These disasters provoked indignation among the island’s residents, who accused the local authorities of negligence and corruption, as residents were not alerted to the dangers of fires or their outbreak.
US President Joe Biden declared Hawaii a “natural disaster area”, launching federal aid to the island of Maui to finance relief work, immediate shelter and reconstruction efforts.