Death toll rises to 1,305 and injuries to 1,832 in the Moroccan earthquake

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Marrakech (Morocco), Sep 9 (EFE).- The number of victims from the earthquake that hit Morocco last night rises, according to the count carried out until 7:00 p.m. local time (GMT+1), to 1,305 dead and 1,832 injured, 1,220 of them in very serious condition.

According to the latest data released this Saturday by the Moroccan Ministry of the Interior, victims were registered in a dozen provinces: Al Haouz, -south of Marrakech and close to the epicenter-, with 694 deaths, followed by Taroudant (347 fatalities), Chichaoua (191 deaths), Ouarzazate (39), Marrakech (14), Azilal (11), Agadir (5), Casablanca (3), Al Youssufia (1) and in Tinguir (1).

A seismic alert bulletin released by the Moroccan National Institute of Geophysics explains that the earthquake, of magnitude 7, shook the northern Moroccan region of Marrakech and occurred at 11:11 p.m. local time on Friday (10:11 p.m. GMT) at a depth of 8 kilometers.

It had its epicenter in the town of Ighil, located about 80 kilometers southwest of the city of Marrakech. EFE

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