the latest official report numbers 2,681 dead and more than 2,500 injured

Three days after the earthquake that devastated Morocco, the provisional balance is 2,681 dead, according to the latest report published on Monday, September 11, by the Moroccan Ministry of the Interior. The earthquake also injured 2,476 people. At least four Frenchmen died, according to the Quai d’Orsay. Guests, decryptions, reports… France 2 changes its programming on Monday night and offers a program dedicated to the earthquake, “Solidarité Maroc”. Follow him live.

Canceled a friendly soccer match between Morocco and Brazil. “The friendly match between the Olympic teams of Morocco and Brazil is initially scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2023 at 8 p.m..” has been cancelled, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation announced on Sunday in a declaration. “This decision adds to the three-day state of national mourning decreed due to the violent earthquake”specifies the press release.

More than 500 schools damaged. The Moroccan Ministry of National Education announced, on Monday, September 11, that 530 schools and 55 boarding schools were damaged during the large earthquake that hit Morocco on Friday afternoon. Seven teachers died and another 39 were injured, the minister also announced, in a press release posted on Instagram. Classes were suspended in 42 towns in the provinces of Chichaoua, Taroudant and Al Haouz.

French aid of “5 million euros” for NGOs. The Minister of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday morning that France would provide aid of “5 million euros” for NGOs in Morocco.“Morocco is a sovereign country and it is up to it to organize aid” Catherine Colonna also declared, stating that the country, which has not yet asked France for help, was “free to choose.”

Morocco accepts aid from four countries. The kingdom accepted aid from Spain, Britain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Spanish, British, Qatari and Emirati rescue teams “entered today [dimanche] in contact” with their counterparts in Morocco with a view to coordinating their efforts, the Moroccan Interior Ministry announced.

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