Morocco raises earthquake death toll to 1,305

Rescuers use a small excavator to search for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed house in Moulay Brahim, Al Haouz province, Morocco, on September 9, 2023, after an earthquake. (Fadel Senna/AFP)
Rescuers use a small excavator to search for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed house in Moulay Brahim, Al Haouz province, Morocco, on September 9, 2023, after an earthquake. (Fadel Senna/AFP)

RABAT, Morocco — The huge earthquake that hit Morocco overnight killed more than 1,300 people and injured at least another 1,800, many of them critically, the interior ministry says today.

A total of 1,305 people have now been confirmed dead, while 1,832 people were injured, of whom 1,220 are in critical condition, a ministry statement says.

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