Morocco Earthquake: After the earthquake in Turkey, the earthquake in Morocco has also shown a scene of devastation. At least 2,012 people have died so far and 2,000 others have been injured in the massive earthquake that hit the country on Friday night, many of them in critical condition. A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck a mountainous area 72 kilometers southwest of the tourist city of Marrakesh. However, officials are still engaged in relief and rescue work and the injured people are being admitted to the hospital for treatment.
many people still trapped
More than half of the deaths occurred in al-Hawz province, the epicenter of the earthquake. Taroudant province, the second-most affected region, recorded 452 deaths. Officials are still busy intensifying rescue operations and evacuating the injured. Authorities have declared three days of national mourning after Morocco’s deadliest earthquake in decades, as troops and emergency services struggle to reach remote mountain villages where victims are still feared trapped. .
Many countries ready to help
Algeria offered humanitarian aid to neighboring Morocco despite decades of conflict. Morocco’s neighbor offered to open its airspace to allow humanitarian aid or medical evacuation flights to the country hit by a powerful earthquake. US President Joe Biden said US officials are in contact with Morocco to ensure US citizens are safe in the country. He said the US is ready to provide any necessary assistance to the Moroccan people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled the loss of lives and property and said India is ready to provide all possible assistance to Morocco in this difficult time. . Other countries that have offered aid to Morocco include Turkey, Qatar, France, Germany, Israel, Qatar, Dubai and Jordan.