Rabat: The death toll from the earthquake in Morocco has exceeded 2,862, with an equal number of people injured, while 1,400 are in critical condition.
The southern provinces of Morocco have witnessed the highest number of casualties due to the earthquake, and a series of aftershocks continue to occur. The government announced a three-day national mourning period yesterday in light of the loss of human lives.
Authorities have reported that as a result of the earthquake, several buildings have collapsed, and numerous others have suffered partial damage. Rescue and relief operations are ongoing in the affected areas.
According to local media, many areas affected by the earthquake are now without electricity, and UNESCO-listed historical buildings have also suffered damage.
Many people have been forced to spend another night under the open sky. Additionally, dozens of individuals remain trapped, raising concerns about a further increase in casualties.
The earthquake in Morocco is being described as the deadliest since 1960 when 12,000 people lost their lives.
The Moroccan Ministry of Interior states that the earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.8, has caused extensive damage in mountainous regions of central Morocco, where access is difficult.