Morocco: death toll from earthquake exceeds 1,000

Morocco: earthquake toll rises to 1,037 dead and 1,204 injured

The death toll from the earthquake in Morocco rose to 1,037. According to the latest data released by the Moroccan Ministry of the Interior, 1,204 people were injured, including 721 in serious condition.

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake was recorded Friday evening in Morocco, according to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (CSEM). The source of the tremors was located 77 km southwest of Marrakech, the city of 839,000 inhabitants, at a depth of 10 km.

On Saturday, Occitanie, the Paca region and Corsica issued a press release to announce joint aid to Morocco affected by a terrible earthquake. One million euros will be directly committed, according to the needs expressed by the kingdom, in favor of the victims of the natural disaster and for the reconstruction of the country, we read in this text relayed by the newspaper Midi Libre.


Early this morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram of condolences to King Mohammed VI of Morocco following the earthquake, which left hundreds dead and injured. The text of the telegram was published on the Kremlin website.

“Please accept my sincere condolences following the tragic consequences of the devastating earthquake in the central regions of your country. Russia shares the concerns and pain of the friendly people of Morocco. Please convey words of compassion and support to the families and loved ones of the victims, as well as wishes for a speedy recovery to all those who suffered from this natural disaster,” the telegram read.

As for France, it says it is ready to provide aid to Morocco, where a strong earthquake occurred on Friday evening. This is what French President Emmanuel Macron declared on the social network X (formerly Twitter). “We are all devastated after the terrible earthquake in Morocco. France stands ready to help with first aid,” he wrote.

Israeli army rescuers have been ordered to prepare to provide emergency aid to Morocco, the press service of the Israeli Defense Ministry said.

“We express our condolences to the Moroccan people and government, friends and brothers, and wish God’s mercy to those who died and a speedy recovery to the injured. Turkey, as always, stands ready to provide all possible support to heal the wounds,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan also expressed his condolences following the natural disaster.