Morocco Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 2,497


The death toll from the earthquake that struck Morocco on Friday has risen to 2,497 fatalities as rescue efforts and debris removal continue.

In a statement on Monday, the Moroccan Ministry of Interior announced that the number of deaths due to the earthquake has reached 2,497 people, with 2,476 reported injuries as of 10:00 AM.

The ministry detailed that the number of deaths includes 1,452 in the Al Hoceima region, 764 in the Taroudant region, 202 in the Chichaoua region, and 18 in the Marrakech prefecture.

The Moroccan government has emphasized its ongoing efforts to rescue and evacuate the injured and to provide care for the victims, mobilizing all necessary resources to address the effects of what it described as a "painful tragedy." Morocco was struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake last Friday, with a depth of approximately 8 kilometers, leading to the deaths of hundreds of people and the destruction of buildings and properties in several villages and cities. It also prompted residents of major cities to flee their homes.

Source: Qatar News Agency