The national football team of Morocco donates blood to show solidarity with the victims of a devastating earthquake. The Moroccan national team, through their official social media account, shared images of the players donating blood to support the earthquake survivors.
Amal Duraid, the director of the Regional Center for Blood Transfusion in Casablanca, issued an urgent appeal for blood donations to assist those injured in the earthquake. She called upon citizens throughout Morocco to visit their nearest blood donation centers, emphasizing the increasing death toll from the earthquake.
Reportedly, numerous citizens in various cities, including Marrakesh and Rabat, responded to the call and volunteered to donate blood.
The earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.0, had tragic consequences, resulting in the loss of at least 1,037 lives and causing injuries to 1,204 individuals. The fatalities were reported in different regions, encompassing Al Haouz and Marrakesh provinces, as well as the cities of Ouarzazate, Azilal, Chichaoua, and Taroudant, as stated by Morocco’s Interior Ministry.
The earthquake has left not only a devastating human toll but has also caused significant damage to some of the country’s most cherished historic sites, including the historic city of Marrkech, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Among the affected landmarks, the Tinmel Mosque, a renowned historical site, suffered substantial damage. Images circulating on social media show a broken wall and large piles of debris at this earth-and-stone mosque located in the High Atlas mountains.