King Mohammed VI of Morocco declared 3 days of national mourning in the country due to the earthquake that occurred last night and killed many people.
According to the written statement made by the Royal Court of Morocco, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of King Mohammed VI to discuss the consequences of the earthquake.
King Mohammed VI decided at the meeting to declare 3 days of national mourning in Morocco and to lower the flags in public institutions to half-staff.
The King of Morocco instructed the establishment of a committee of ministers as soon as possible, tasked with creating an emergency program for the reconstruction of houses destroyed in the earthquake.
In addition, at the meeting, it was decided to take urgent measures to strengthen search and rescue teams, accelerate rescue and evacuation processes, and deliver basic needs such as drinking water, food and tents to the earthquake-affected areas.
King Mohammed VI of Morocco also instructed to take care of earthquake victims under difficult conditions, to provide emergency aid to those who were left homeless during the earthquake, and to meet their shelter, nutrition and all basic needs.
A magnitude 7 earthquake occurred in the El-Huz region of Marrakech, Morocco, yesterday at 23.10 local time.
It was stated that the earthquake also affected the cities of Casablanca, Meknes, Agadir and Fes, especially the capital Rabat. (AA)
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