Morocco: death toll from earthquake exceeds 1,000

Earthquake in Morocco: news from Beninese nationals

The news is good for Beninese nationals in Morocco. No Beninese national was counted among the victims of the violent earthquake that occurred on the night of Friday September 8 to Saturday September 9, 2023. It is important to emphasize that there were no Beninese nationals affected by this tragic event.

Beninese nationals in Morocco are doing well. This is what should be remembered from the words of Jemnifer Kouassi, president of the Community of Beninese in Morocco (COBEM), who gave the assurance in an interview with Bip FM.

“They reassured us that they are fine. The latest Embassy Council also contacted the officials of the cities concerned to inquire. We also reminded the rest of the community to inform us in case of absence or news », confided Jemnifer Kouassi. She clarified that there are no Beninese nationals in the towns that were really affected by the earthquake.

An earthquake with a heavy toll

As of Tuesday September 12, 2023, the earthquake has already caused more than 2,800 deaths. The impact of the earthquake was most felt in Marrakech and several other cities where it caused extensive damage to infrastructure and left many people homeless. Emergency response teams were quickly dispatched to affected areas to provide assistance and aid to those in need.

An earthquake, also known as an earthquake, is a natural phenomenon that occurs when there is a sudden release of energy in the earth’s crust, causing the ground to shake. It is one of the most powerful and destructive forces in nature. Earthquakes can vary in magnitude, from slight tremors that are barely felt to catastrophic events that can cause significant damage and loss of life.