More misery in Morocco, as earthquake death toll rises to over 2,600


MOROCCO – The death toll from Friday’s earthquake has risen to over 2,680 people dead, with more than 2,500 people injured, officials said.

According to NBC News, Morocco’s interior ministry said Monday that at least 2,681 people were confirmed dead, while at least 2,501 people were injured.

It also reported that rescue efforts were still underway as responders continue to care for the injured.

Firefighters from across the country, including from the London Fire Brigade and the West Midlands Fire Service, volunteered with the (U.K).
International Search and Rescue Team to travel to Morocco and offer support.

Read more: Death toll rises to over 2,000 in Morocco’s earthquake

“They have established a base in Amizmiz.They are undertaking needs assessments in remote villages — they’ll be prioritizing those in need of rescue, medical aid, water, food & shelter,” David O’Neill, search and rescue coordinator, said in a statement shared by the London Fire Brigade on Monday.

Teams from Service d’Aide Medicale Urgente (SAMU) First Response are also in Morocco looking through rubble to find any survivors of Friday’s earthquake.

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