Morocco launches large-scale operation to deliver aid to quake-hit areas

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Morocco launches large-scale operation to deliver aid to quake-hit areas


RABAT, 9th September, 2023 (WAM) — Moroccan authorities have launched a large-scale operation to deliver aid to the areas affected by the strong 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the central province of Al Haouz late on Friday, Maghreb Arabe Press (MAP) reported on Saturday.

At the El Arjate Civil Protection warehouse in Salé (Rabat twin city), seven trucks loaded with blankets, camp beds and lighting equipment have left the headquarters to deliver aid to the populations of the disaster areas.

Firefighters have worked tirelessly from the early hours of Saturday, loading semi-trailers to deliver aid as quickly as possible to the populations affected by the earthquake.

In addition to the Civil Protection of El Arjate, other Civil Protection units from several regions of the Kingdom are in a race against time to provide aid to the victims.

The earthquake, which struck the province of Al Haouz late on Friday, killed 820 people and injured 672, including 205 seriously, in the provinces and cities of Al Haouz, Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Azilal, Chichaoua and Taroudant, according to an updated report of the Interior ministry.

Tariq Al Fahaam/ Khoder Nashar



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