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PM Modi condoles loss of lives in Morocco quake, offers all possible help

September 9, 2023 12:25 PM IST

Earthquae in Morocco | Morocco | Indo-Morocco | earthquake | PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses deep grief over the loss of lives due to an earthquake in Morocco.

PM Modi said that India is ready to offer all possible assistance to Morocco in this difficult time.

In a X post, the Prime Minister said;

“Extremely pained by the loss of lives due to an earthquake in Morocco. In this tragic hour, my thoughts are with the people of Morocco. Condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. May the injured recover at the earliest. India is ready to offer all possible assistance to Morocco in this difficult time.”

At least 296 people were killed and dozens sustained injuries after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck central Morocco late on Friday.

Morocco’s Interior Ministry said that at least 296 people had died in the provinces near the quake. Additionally, 153 injured people were sent to hospitals for treatment. The ministry wrote that most damage occurred outside of cities and towns.

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