More than 2,000 people were killed in a powerful earthquake that struck Morocco late Friday night, sending people racing from their beds into the streets and toppling buildings in mountainous villages and ancient cities not built to withstand such force. The toll was expected to rise as rescuers struggled Saturday 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 was 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 epicentre, Morocco's Interior Ministry reported Saturday night. At least 2,059 more people were injured — 1,404 critically.
MAYBANK TABUNG KEMANUSIAAN MAPIM
"The best people are those who give a lot of benefits"
(Dr) Sani Araby Al-Kahery
Chief Executive Officer
Malaysia Consultative Council of Islamic Organisation (MAPIM)
Some are miserable and in need of help. Give charity not because we are rich, but until we are rich. Don't wait for sincerity to start contributing; continue to contribute until we are sincere.
Khairunnas Anfauhum Linnas
365 DAYS FOR UMMAH
With the transition to the endemic phase, there are still Malaysians who have not recovered or recovered from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Being tested by the flood disaster in some deep areas made it even more difficult for them.
"The issue now is not just stomachs that want to be filled, but what is more worrying, the souls and minds of the people who are tired and burdened. This is very troubling to us at MAPIM Malaysia. It's not something that looks like a cut on the hand. It's something that only appears when it's happening or has already happened."
- (Dr) Sani Araby AlKahery