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    The death toll from Morocco’s earthquake has surpassed 2,800.

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    Somali Magazine September 12, 2023-The dead toll following a powerful earthquake in Morocco has grown to 2,854, according to the country’s Interior Ministry.

    The ministry stated in a statement that 2,562 people were hurt in the magnitude 7 earthquake that struck the North African country late Friday.

    The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the quake’s epicentre was 75 kilometres (46.6 miles) southwest of Marrakech, at a depth of 18.5 kilometres (11.5 miles).

    The catastrophic earthquake caused extensive damage in Marrakech, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    For the third day after the deadly earthquake, rescue teams continued to hunt for missing victims buried beneath the wreckage on Monday.

    According to an Anadolu reporter, rescuers extracted a number of victims from under the debris of collapsed buildings in various places affected by the earthquake.

    Several international rescue teams have already arrived in the country to assist in the search for survivors.

    Morocco has so far accepted aid from Spain, the United Kingdom, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

    The Moroccan government established a special account with the treasury and the Bank of Morocco on Sunday to welcome donations for earthquake victims.

    According to Morocco’s National Geophysical Institute, the quake was the strongest to strike the North African country in the recent century.

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