The death toll from the earthquake (6.8 magnitude) that struck Morocco on Friday night (8 September 2023) has risen to more than 1,000, with 1,200 injured. A televised statement by the Moroccan Interior Ministry said that most fatalities occurred in mountainous areas that are difficult to access.
The earthquake has caused material damage in several cities and villages, resulting in collapsed homes and buildings. Residents of distant cities also felt the tremors and were forced to leave their homes due to aftershocks. The Ministry of Interior, Morocco has called for calm, pointing out that the earthquake affected the regions of Al Haouz, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, Azilal, Chichaoua, and Taroudant.
The Amir of Qatar, H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, extended his condolences to the people of Morocco,
"My sincere condolences to my brother, His Majesty King Mohammed VI, and to the brotherly people of the Kingdom of Morocco for the victims of the earthquake that struck various cities of the country, praying to God Almighty to bestow His mercy on the victims, and to grant the injured a speedy recovery. May God protect Morocco and its people from all harm."
The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team would also like to add that our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Morocco.
Source: QNA & Al Jazeera
Image credit: QNA
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