Breaking: Death Toll in Morocco Earthquake Rises to 2,497

Breaking: Death Toll in Morocco Earthquake Rises to 2,497

  • The number of casualties in the recent earthquake in the city of Marrakesh in Morocco has increased
  • The latest figure announced by the Minister of Interior, Abdelouafi Laftit, shows that the death toll has risen to 2,497 from 2,122
  • The magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Marrakesh, Morocco, was first reported by the minister on Saturday, September 9

Rabat, Morocco - An emerging report has confirmed that the death toll in the Morroco earthquake disaster has risen to 2,497.

The Morrocan minister of interior, Abdelouafi Laftit, made this development known on Monday, September 11.

Morocco earthquake death toll risen to 2,497
Morocco earthquake death toll risen to 2,497 Photo Credit: Morocco Earthquake Victims
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As reported by BBC Africa, this is up from the previous figure of 2,122.

It was also gathered that 2,476 people were injured, which has risen from 2,400 wounded persons.

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Morocco earthquake: 632 Killed, 329 Injured, several buildings collapsed

Earlier, reported that at least 632 people have been reported dead following the strong earthquake of magnitude 6.8 that struck Morocco.

The epicentre of the tragic incident was in the High Atlas Mountains, 71km (44 miles) southwest of Marrakesh.

The North African country's interior ministry confirmed that people died in Marrakesh and several other neighbouring areas.

Earthquake: Tinubu sends condolence message to King of Morocco

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reacted to the deadly earthquake of magnitude 6.8 that struck Morocco on Friday night, September 8.

In a statement issued on Saturday, September 9, and shared on the X page of the presidency, Tinubu extended his heartfelt condolences to King Mohammed VI of Morocco.

The president commiserated with all families who lost loved ones and all those otherwise affected by the tragedy. He also wished a full and swift recovery to those who were injured.

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Meanwhile, a previous report by highlighted how a recent earthquake in Turkey affected the country's economy.

Turkey was already battling runaway inflation and relying on rich allies for funding to keep its economy afloat when a massive earthquake killed tens of thousands, razed entire cities and left millions needing urgent help.

The country reportedly needs to pour billions of dollars into rebuilding 11 southeastern provinces flattened by the February 6 tremor -- the worst disaster of its post-Ottoman history.


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