Weather of Arabia - Sinan Khalaf - Moroccan official television announced a short while ago a new toll of victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Morocco on Friday/Saturday night, as the number of victims reached 820 people, with expectations that the number of victims will rise in the coming hours with hundreds of people missing and trapped under the rubble.
For its part, health authorities and organizations in Morocco called on citizens and residents to quickly donate blood, and also called on those with medical expertise to go to hospitals and field centers to assist in rescue operations.
The National Center for Scientific and Technical Research, headquartered in Rabat, stated that the magnitude of the earthquake reached 7 degrees on the Richter scale, while the National Institute of Geophysics in Morocco confirmed that the earthquake occurred around 11 p.m. Friday (22 p.m. GMT) and its epicenter was in the Al Haouz Province, southwest of the country. Marrakesh, at a depth of 8 kilometers.
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