The 6.8 magnitude Massive Earth Quack in Morocco 2023 has resulted in 2,812 fatalities and 2,659 injuries, at least 1,200 of which are serious.
The earthquake, which was measured at 6.8 magnitudes and had an epicenter about 72 kilometers (45 miles) southwest of Marrakech, was detailed.
Historic buildings were devastated by the earthquake, with the adjacent mountains being the most severely affected location.
The experts have also cautioned against aftershocks, which are certain to happen and may result in additional damage and the collapse of structures already compromised by the earthquake.
Since rescue efforts are still ongoing and there are still individuals missing and trapped under the debris of collapsed buildings, the death toll is also anticipated to climb.
Following the tragic earthquake that left swathes of the country in ruins, Morocco has announced a three-day period of mourning.
The top international organizations have also pledged to help earthquake-stricken Morocco during this trying moment.
The secretary-general of the Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Hissein Brahim Taha, prayed for the ‘mercy of the victims and speedy recovery of the injured.’
World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedro Adhanom Ghebreyesus, described the earthquake as ‘heartbreaking’, adding that “we stand ready to support the immediate health needs.’
Meanwhile, UNESCO, the UN heritage organization, has offered help to draw up an inventory of the damaged national heritage sites along with a repair strategy.