IMF condoles with Morocco on Friday’s 6.8-magnitude earthquake | TimeTestedNews

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has condoled with the people of Morocco on the devastating earthquake that rocked the country on Friday night.

A statement issued by the IMF Communication Department read: “Our thoughts are with the people of Morocco following the devastating earthquake.

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“Our deepest condolences to all those who have lost loved ones. In this time of grief and need, we stand with the Moroccan people and the Kingdom’s authorities, who are dealing with this tragedy.

“We have been in contact with the authorities and conveyed these sentiments of sorrow and support on behalf of IMF staff, management and the Executive Board,” IMF said.

More than 2,000 people have been killed in a powerful earthquake that struck Morocco late Friday night

The toll is expected to rise as rescuers are still struggling to get through boulder-strewn roads to the remote mountain villages to reach hard-hit remote areas to find survivors.

The 6.8-magnitude quake is the biggest to hit Morocco in 120 years, and the ministry wrote that most damage occurred outside of cities and towns.

At least 2,012 people died in the quake, mostly in Marrakech and five provinces near the epicenter, Morocco’s Interior Ministry reported Saturday night.

At least 2,059 more people were injured, 1,404 critically, the ministry said.