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Oman Sends Condolences to Morocco Following Fatal Earthquake

  • Publish date: Saturday، 09 September 2023 Last update: Thursday، 12 October 2023
Oman Sends Condolences to Morocco Following Fatal Earthquake

Oman has expressed its sympathy with the government and people of Morocco, following a deadly earthquake in the High Atlas Mountains that killed at least 822 people within 24 hours and injured more than 672 people. 

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oman expressed sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

About 50 miles from the Moroccan capital of Marrakesh, a strong earthquake struck late on Friday. 

As per the preliminary report from the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.8 and a depth of around 11 miles.

Several people remained outside out of fear of aftershocks, and Moroccan media showed footage from the aftermath.

Families in distress stood in the streets or crowded on the pavement, some of them with children, blankets, or other items.