Death toll from Morocco quake rises to 632

Death toll from Morocco quake rises to 632

The death toll from the earthquake that struck Morocco on Friday has risen to 632, with 329 people injured, the Ministry of Interior said on Saturday.

The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 6.8, was centered in in Al Haouz province, about 70 kilometers (43 miles) southwest of Marrakech.

The most affected provinces are Al Haouz, with 290 deaths; Taroudant, with 190 deaths; Chichaoua, with 89 deaths; Ouarzazate, with 30 deaths; and Marrakesh, with 13 deaths.

The earthquake also caused the collapse of a number of buildings in the affected areas.

The Royal Armed Forces, local authorities, security services, and civil protection are working to provide assistance to the victims and assess the damage.


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