The death toll from the Moroccan earthquake was more than 2,000 people. Sad victims of the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Morocco are now looking for their parents and sleeping on the streets because they are worried about aftershocks.
It is known that a number of Moroccan citizens spent the second night on the streets after an earthquake measuring M 6.8 killed more than 2,000 people. Authorities warned to beware of aftershocks.
Meanwhile rescue teams are racing against time to evacuate trapped victims.
Reported by CNN, Sunday (10/9/2023), according to Moroccan authorities, so far 2,012 people have been recorded as dead and 1,404 others seriously injured. But the number of victims is expected to continue to rise as rescue teams dig through the rubble of collapsed houses in remote areas of the High Atlas mountains.
In Marrakesh, the largest city close to the epicenter and a major tourist attraction, many families spent Saturday evening outdoors. Authorities warned residents to be alert for aftershocks.
Moroccans spent a second night on the streets after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake killed more than 2,000 people. Authorities warned to beware of aftershocks.
The search for victims continues
Rescue teams continue to search for survivors of the Moroccan earthquake. They face challenges reaching the worst-hit villages in the High Atlas, a rugged mountain range, where settlements are remote and many homes have been destroyed.
Large chunks of the cliff broke off and fell onto the road near Moulay Brahim, a village about 40 km (25 miles) south of Marrakesh, partially blocking a winding road that connects the city to the Atlas Mountains.
Residents Looking for Parents
A number of residents are still looking for their parents who are thought to be buried in the rubble.
“There are still many people buried in the rubble. People are still looking for their parents,” said a resident in the Asni area, Adeeni Mustafa, as reported by Reuters, Sunday (10/9/2023).
Adeeni said this while standing on the edge of the road which was partially covered by large stones. “There are many roads closed,” he added.
In Moulay Brahim, makeshift tents have been set up on the football pitch. Residents who spend the night outside wear blankets.
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