According to the Interior Ministry of Morocco, the devastating earthquake that struck the nation resulted in 2,497 fatalities and 2,476 injuries. Moroccan soldiers and aid teams are working to reach remote mountain towns. Morocco has accepted help from Spain, Qatar, Britain, and the United Arab Emirates, with some foreign aid teams waiting to deploy. The Interior Ministry of Morocco claims that officials want to prevent a lack of cooperation that would be counterproductive. Around 100 groups, totaling 3,500 searchers, are linked with a U.N. platform and prepared to respond to requests to deploy in Morocco.
The number of fatalities from the Morocco earthquake rose to 2,497
Moroccan authorities acknowledged government aid from only four countries: Spain, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. Some international aid organizations claimed they were awaiting approval to deploy.
The ministry updated the previous death toll of 2,122 and the number of injured to 2,476. The interior ministry announced on Monday that 2,497 individuals died because of the devastating earthquake that struck Morocco. Search and rescue operations are still ongoing.
Moroccan soldiers and aid teams tried to reach remote mountain towns
With survivors frantically searching for assistance to locate loved ones they feared trapped under the rubble, Moroccan soldiers and aid teams in trucks and helicopters fought Monday to reach remote mountain towns crushed by a terrifying earthquake that eliminated more than 2,400 people.
Moroccan officials took aid from only four countries
Moroccan officials accepted only four nations’ government-offered help: Spain, Qatar, Britain, and the United Arab Emirates. Some foreign aid teams said they were awaiting authorization to deploy. The Interior Ministry of Morocco claims that officials want to prevent a lack of cooperation that “would be counterproductive.”
In Amizmiz, people cheered as soldiers arrived
People in the town of Amizmiz cheered as soldiers arrived in trucks on Sunday. But they begged for more assistance. Salah Ancheu, a survivor in the area where mountainside homes and a mosque’s minaret collapsed, described the situation as “a catastrophe.” “We are unsure of the future. The aid is still insufficient,” according to the 28-year-old.
Army units arrived there on Monday
“Today, Army units moved into position along an asphalt highway connecting Amizmiz with more isolated mountain villages. Bulldozers and other tools were reportedly being used to clear the routes,” according to the state news agency MAP. Both locals and visitors lined up to donate blood. People wept as police officers wearing helmets and boys carried corpses through the streets of some villages.
About 100 teams are linking with a U.N. platform
Offers of assistance came in from all over the world. According to Rescuers Without Borders, about 100 teams totaling 3,500 searchers are tied in with a U.N. platform and prepared to respond to requests to deploy in Morocco.
Spain’s Emergency Military Unit
According to Spain’s Emergency Military Unit, a Spanish search and rescue team got in Marrakech and proceeded to the rural Talat N’Yaaqoub. A 60-person search team from Britain arrived with four dogs, medical personnel, listening devices, and concrete-chopping equipment.