AFRICA/MOROCCO – Ten days after the earthquake: rescue and search operations continue
AFRICA/MOROCCO – Ten days after the earthquake: rescue and search operations proceed
Monday, 18 September 2023
Marrakech (Agenzia Fides) – Ten days after the earthquake that devastated the province of Al Haouz, southwest of Marrakech, there are villages within the mountainous areas which have been fully razed to the bottom.
The survivors, who’ve misplaced all the things, stay within the open and look ahead to assist to reach. The Franciscan monk Manuel Corullon, parish priest answerable for the parish of the Holy Martyrs in Marrakech, tells Fides that, along with the small Christian group within the affected areas, he continues to offer help and to offer folks with primary requirements of on a regular basis life, similar to tents units up and intervenes so far as doable the place assistance is urgently wanted. The group middle and the Church of the Holy Martyrs weren’t broken. Regardless of the devastation and tragedy, the inhabitants is making an attempt to return to normality. The college 12 months is scheduled to start at this time, September 18th, in all areas affected by the earthquake. In the meantime, rescue and search operations proceed. In line with official figures, there are not less than 3,000 lifeless and 6,125 injured. The final of these rescued have been recognized final Saturday, September 16, due to the usage of drones geared up with video cameras in a mountainous space affected by a landslide. Native sources additionally report that in the previous couple of days solely our bodies have been pulled out from below the rubble. In some mountain villages, assist arrived solely two days in the past after the destroyed roads have been reopened. In line with docs on the hospital in Taroudant, south of Marrakech, 130 injured folks arrive day by day from the earthquake-damaged mountainous areas. The Ministry of the Inside reported that fifty,000 homes had fully collapsed and the identical quantity have been broken. (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 18/9/2023)