In some towns near the epicenter of the magnitude 7 earthquake that shook the country last night, mountains of rubble are accumulating. Below, there are still victims.
The first hours after the earthquake that shook Morocco are being frenetic, with more than 1,037 dead and 1,204 injured, numbers that are increasing. The country is busy searching for new victims under the rubble while international aid arrives, although rescue efforts are proving arduous in the hardest hit areas.
In some towns near the epicenter of the earthquake, such as Amizmiz, mountains of rubble accumulate. Below, there are still victims.
Half of the dead, 542, are concentrated in the Al Hazoud region, populated by small villages, some completely destroyed. Many of its houses are made of adobe, and the amalgamated earth has not withstood the shocks of the magnitude 7 earthquake.
Today, rescue efforts are concentrated in the houses of many of these towns, while their inhabitants live on the streets.
Meanwhile, leaders and governments from different parts of the world have offered help to Morocco after the devastating earthquake.
Thus, the European Commission has announced the activation of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service, to help the country with maps, and around thirty Andalusian firefighters will be part of the international teams deployed to collaborate in the rescue tasks of possible survivors.
For their part, the Algerian authorities have announced the opening of their airspace, closed two years previously, for humanitarian flights and transportation of the wounded.
Furthermore, several Middle Eastern countries have expressed solidarity with Morocco and offered their support. Germany has also shown its willingness to provide help.
Rescue work continues for people trapped under the rubble after the earthquake in Morocco
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