The death toll from the Moroccan earthquake has risen to 2,012 Moroccan state television reported on Saturday night into Sunday, citing a statement from the Ministry of the Interior. The number of injured people rose to 2,059, including 1,404 in critical condition – Add the Moroccan Ministry of Interior.
Most of the victims died in hard-to-reach areas of the High Atlas Mountains, in Marrakesh and five states close to the epicenter.
Marrakesh It is the former capital of Morocco, and is frequently visited by foreign tourists. There, in Jemaa El Fna Square, the mosque’s minaret collapsed, and some houses collapsed in narrow buildings. As of October 9, this city was scheduled to host the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
Almost all the houses in the Asni region, about 40 kilometers south of Marrakesh, were damaged, and residents were preparing to spend the night outside. There are shortages of food and other basic supplies.
The earthquake was felt as far away as Huelva and Jaen in southern Spain. The World Health Organization reported this More than 300,000 people were infected in Marrakesh and the surrounding area. the people.
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According to the US Geological Survey, this earthquake was the deadliest in Morocco since 1960, when at least 12,000 people died.
The epicenter of the earthquake, which occurred on Friday, occurred on November 23, local time, about 71 kilometers southwest of the city of Marrakesh and at a depth of 18.5 kilometers, according to the US Geological Survey. The earthquake reached a magnitude of 6.8, followed by aftershocks of a magnitude of 4.9 19 minutes later.
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