Publish dateSaturday 9 September 2023 - 13:58
Story Code : 276340
Increase in earthquake casualties in Morocco/ 632 people have died so far
Morocco's state television reported, quoting one of the country's government ministers, that the death toll from the severe earthquake in Morocco has increased to 632 dead and 329 injured.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): The earthquake in Morocco that shook the mountain region of "Ighil" 70 km southwest of the center of Morocco at around 11:00 last night has killed 632 people and injured 329. The person has arrived.
According to witnesses, people in Rabat, about 350 km north of Igil, and in the coastal city of Imswane, about 180 km west of it, have also left their homes due to the fear of a stronger earthquake.
The Geophysical Center of Morocco announced the strength of this earthquake as 7.2 degrees on the Richter scale, but the US Seismological Organization recorded its strength as 6.8 degrees on the Richter scale and at a depth of 18.5 kilometers.
A resident of Essaouira, 200 kilometers west of Morocco, told The Guardian by phone: "We heard screams during the shaking." People are in the squares and in the cafes and prefer to sleep outside. Pieces of the facade of the buildings have collapsed."
Earlier, the Moroccan Ministry of Interior announced that according to their preliminary information, at least 296 people have died and 153 others have been injured following the powerful "7.2 degree" earthquake in this country last night (Friday, September 8, 2023).
This earthquake is said to be the deadliest after the 2004 earthquake in Al Hamisa region in the north of the country, which left more than 600 dead.
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