Tragic Earthquake in Morocco: Hundreds of Victims and Immediate European Solidarity
Morocco was hit by a devastating disaster overnight from Friday to Saturday, with a powerful earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale shaking the region. The consequences are tragic, with a provisional toll of more than 850 people dead and nearly 700 injured, mainly in the provinces and communes of Al-Haouz, Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Azilal, Chichaoua and Taroudant, according to a press release from the Ministry of Defense. 'interior.
These figures make this earthquake the deadliest that Morocco has experienced to date. The earthquake occurred with incredible force, causing significant damage in several cities. The harrowing images circulating on social networks show the debris of homes in the alleys of the Marrakech medina, cars crushed by stones, and scenes of panic among residents.
Faced with this tragedy, emergency services immediately mobilized to search for survivors under the rubble and provide medical care to the injured. International solidarity was also demonstrated, with Europe standing ready to provide significant assistance to help Morocco face this ordeal.
The scale of this catastrophe is a reminder of the vulnerability of our planet to devastating natural phenomena. It also highlights the importance of disaster preparedness and infrastructure resilience in seismic risk areas.
At this difficult time, our thoughts are with the families of the victims and all those affected by this tragedy. We hope that the relief efforts will succeed in providing essential support to people in distress and that Morocco will be able to recover from this ordeal.
OMSAC Press & Media Department