13 Sep in Rabat: According to the government’s most recent announcement, the death toll from the deadly earthquake in Morocco — the nation’s worst in 60 years — has risen to 2,901 with 5,530 wounded people.
Reporters from the Xinhua news agency saw all the homes crushed and rescue crews using excavators to clean the rubble in Ouirgane in the Atlas Mountains, one of the hardest-hit communities in the mountainous regions.
Buildings in Ouirgane were severely damaged by the earthquake, and the majority of the population are either staying in tents currently or have fled the community.
Spain, Britain, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar have all made assistance proposals to Morocco; the offers from other nations are still awaiting clearance.
Tuesday saw the launch of an urgent appeal from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) seeking 100 million Swiss francs ($112 million) to aid the victims.
Water, sanitation, and shelter are now the most urgent requirements, said Caroline Holt, global head of operations at IFRC, telling reporters in Geneva.
We must be careful to prevent a second wave of catastrophe, she urged.
The hardest-hit mountainous areas are still being reached with rescue and relief operations.
On the other hand, there is still a lack of petrol and covers.
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake with a depth of 18.5 km struck the High Atlas mountains south of Marrakech on September 8 at 11:11 p.m.