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Morocco Earthquake: PM Modi expressed grief over the devastation caused by the earthquake in Morocco, said- India is ready for all possible help

Morocco Earthquake: The earthquake has caused massive destruction in Morocco. According to officials, the death toll has increased to 296.

Earthquake In Morocco: Expressing grief over the devastation caused by the earthquake in Morocco, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured all possible help. He wrote on social media platform

Prime Minister Modi further wrote, “Condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. Wishing the injured a speedy recovery, he said, India is ready to provide all possible assistance to Morocco in this difficult time.”

6.8 magnitude earthquake

In the southwest part of Marrakesh, Morocco, the earth shook due to strong tremors late on Friday (September 8). The intensity of the earthquake was 6.8, due to which there was huge damage. News agency AP has told that 296 people have died so far. Morocco’s Interior Ministry has confirmed this.

The US Geological Survey was told that the tremors of the earthquake were felt at around 11:11 pm. The epicenter of this earthquake was 71 km away from Marrakesh at a depth of 18.5 km.

Houses turned into debris

News agency Reuters reported that some houses have collapsed in the old city of Marrakesh and people are working to remove debris by hand. Waiting for the arrival of heavy machines for rescue.

The crowd of people is increasing in the hospitals of Marrakesh. The quake was also felt in the coastal cities of Rabat, Casablanca and Essaouira. Internet has also been affected in Marrakesh due to power cut after the earthquake.

There was a big earthquake in 2004

At least 628 people were killed and 926 injured in the 2004 earthquake that hit Al Hoceimah in northeastern Morocco, the AP reported. Earlier in 1980, there was a powerful earthquake of 7.3 magnitude in Algeria, neighboring Morocco. 2500 people were killed in this and about 3 lakh people were rendered homeless.