The toll from the earthquake in Morocco has worsened in recent hours. This death toll would have risen to 2 deaths today. Rescue services continue to be organized.
An earthquake hit Morocco on Friday. The epicenter of this earthquake was located in Al Haouz, in the Marrakech area. A little more than two days after the tragedy, the toll is impressive: the earthquake caused nearly 2 deaths, according to the Ministry of the Interior, including nearly 500 in Al Haouz alone.
The kingdom has lived, in recent hours, to the rhythm of successive assessments. In addition to the disastrous human toll, the material toll is also significant. Many young Moroccans will have to wait before returning to study: according to the Ministry of Education, more than 530 schools and 55 boarding schools have been damaged. In the meantime, students will certainly be sent to other schools in less affected areas.
In the meantime, solidarity is taking place. Many countries have offered their help to the kingdom, including France, the United States and Turkey. Rabat, however, preferred to accept that Spanish, British, Qatari and Emirati search and rescue teams go to its soil, blocking other requests for the moment. “A lack of coordination could be counterproductive,” explains the Ministry of the Interior simply.
On the association side, several calls for donations have been launched. In all, more than 18 families would be affected by the earthquake, in the province of Al Haouz alone.
The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, who was in France at the time of the earthquake, quickly returned to Morocco where he held an emergency working meeting.