Four Moroccans were among the victims killed by the tragic earthquake that struck Türkiye on Monday, said government spokesperson Mustapha Baitas.
Baitas revealed that a crisis cell set up by the Kingdom's Embassy to follow-up relief efforts received 1,743 calls from members of the Moroccan community in Türkiye following the devastating earthquake.
Speaking during a press briefing after a government weekly session, Baitas confirmed that 84 Moroccans were injured by the earthquake, and that they are now in good health.
He said that telephone lines in the areas where the earthquake occurred were damaged, which made it difficult for the crisis cell to contact members of the Moroccan community in Türkiye.
The Moroccan Embassy in Ankara had provided members of the Moroccan community in Türkiye with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses following the violent earthquake that struck the south of the country.
Baitas noted that Moroccan King Mohammed VI sent a message of condolences to Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, extending his sincere compassion for the victims of the earthquake and their families.
On Tuesday, the Moroccan embassy in Ankara said a Moroccan woman, 51, died in Antakya in southern Türkiye in the devastating earthquake. She was married to a Turkish citizen. Her 16-year-old son was slightly injured in the quake.