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Latest updates on the Morocco earthquake: Death Toll from Morocco Earthquake Rises to 1,305

Morocco Earthquake

The death toll from the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Morocco on Friday, September 8, 2023, has risen to 1,305, with over 1,832 people injured. The earthquake was felt in several countries in North Africa, including Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the High Atlas Mountains, about 72 kilometers (45 miles) southwest of the city of Marrakech. The earthquake caused widespread damage in the region, with many buildings collapsed or severely damaged.

The Moroccan government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas and has deployed thousands of troops and rescue workers to help with the relief effort. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has also deployed teams to the region to provide assistance.

The earthquake is the deadliest to hit Morocco in over 50 years. The government has set up a toll-free number for people to report missing persons and has opened a number of morgues to receive the bodies of the dead.

The government has also called for international assistance to help with the relief effort. The United Nations has pledged $5 million in aid and has dispatched a team of experts to Morocco to assess the situation.

Here are the latest updates on the relief effort:

The earthquake is a reminder of the seismic activity that Morocco is prone to. The country is located on a major fault line and experiences earthquakes on a regular basis. The most recent major earthquake in Morocco was in 2004 when a 6.3-magnitude earthquake killed over 600 people.

The government has taken steps to mitigate the risk of earthquakes, but more needs to be done. The earthquake is a wake-up call for Morocco and other countries in the region to invest in earthquake-resistant infrastructure and to improve disaster preparedness.

The people of Morocco are resilient, and they will overcome this tragedy. The international community is standing with them in solidarity, and we will help them rebuild their lives.

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