Devastation Strikes: Over 800 Lives Lost in Morocco Earthquake

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In response to the disaster, hospitals in Marrakesh urgently appealed for blood donations to aid the injured. Trapped individuals remain a concern as rescue efforts persist, with Moroccan media reporting on the ongoing search for survivors amidst the rubble.

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The international community has swiftly extended its condolences and support to Morocco in the face of this tragedy. 

U.S. President Joe Biden offered his condolences and solidarity with the Moroccan people, stating, “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by this terrible hardship.” He pledged to work closely with Moroccan officials to ensure the safety of American citizens in the region and provide any necessary assistance.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who experienced devastating earthquakes in his own country earlier this year, expressed his sympathy and support for Morocco.

Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria claimed the lives of nearly 25,000 people in February.

The last major earthquake to strike Morocco was in 2004, with a 6.4-magnitude tremor claiming the lives of more than 600 people.