India goes out to help its own people who live in quake-stricken Morocco
India goes out to help its own people who live in quake-stricken Morocco

New Delhi, September 9: India has reached out to help its own people in Morocco, which was hit by a strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake that killed at least 632 people.

The Indian Embassy in Morocco put out a number for Indians to call if they need any kind of help.


“In response to the recent earthquake in Morocco, Indian citizens in Morocco can call the Indian Embassy at +212661297491 for help,” the Embassy wrote on X on Saturday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi felt bad about the deaths and gave help to the North African country.

“I’m very sad that people died in Morocco because of an earthquake. My thoughts are with the people of Morocco at this sad time. Modi wrote on X (which used to be Twitter): “My condolences to those who have lost loved ones.”

“May the hurt get better as soon as possible. India is ready to help Morocco in any way it can during this hard time.”

The US Geological Survey says that the earthquake happened 71 km southwest of Marrakesh and 18.5 km deep at 11:11 pm on Friday night.

In a statement, Morocco’s Interior Ministry said that the deaths had been recorded from Al-Haouz, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, Azilal, Chichaoua, and Taroudant.

The External Affairs Ministry says that there are between 200 and 250 Indians living in Casablanca, and a few families live in Marrakesh and Tangier.

Most of them are in business or trade, or they work in the tourism and leisure industries. There are no direct trips between India and Morocco, but you can get to Casablanca from Europe, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.



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