Earthquake in Morocco: one Frenchman dead and eight others injured

A Frenchman died during the earthquake in Morocco and eight others were injured, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Agence France-Presse on Saturday

Earthquake in Morocco: one Frenchman dead and eight others injured

A Frenchman died during the earthquake in Morocco and eight others were injured, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Agence France-Presse on Saturday. "We deplore the death of a French national in Agadir, following a heart attack during the earthquake," said the Quai d'Orsay, which also identified "eight nationals" injured, with whom it said it was "in contact." close contact in order to (ensure) their good care”. Agadir is some 200 km as the crow flies from Al-Haouz, the epicenter of the earthquake, but it was strongly felt there.

According to the latest official reports, more than 1,300 people died in the powerful earthquake that struck Morocco during the night from Friday to Saturday. The kingdom has declared a three-day national mourning, announced the royal cabinet, following a meeting chaired by King Mohammed VI on this earthquake, the most powerful to hit the country to date.

In the evening, television channels broadcast aerial images showing entire villages with clay houses in the Al-Haouz region completely destroyed. More than half of the deaths (694) were recorded in Al-Haouz and Taroudant (347), further south, two mountainous rural areas in the heart of the High Atlas, according to the ministry, reporting the continuation of rescue operations .

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