Moroccan King Takes Stock Of The Earthquake Aftermath, Calls For Prompt And Adequate Relief

Moroccan King Takes Stock Of The Earthquake Aftermath, Calls For Prompt And Adequate Relief

Rabat, Sep 10 (TNA) Moroccan King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, chaired, on Saturday afternoon, in the Royal Palace in Rabat, a working session dedicated to examining the situation following the earthquake that occurred Friday, September 8, and caused human and material losses in various regions of the kingdom.

In this regard, the officials present briefed the King on the latest developments in the affected prefectures and provinces, notably in some localities that were inaccessible during the evening and where the situation point and relief intervention were not possible until sunrise.

During this session, the officials present informed him of the measures taken to quickly address this large-scale natural catastrophe. These emergency measures, subject to instructions and constant follow-up by Mohammed VI, since the first moments that followed the earthquake and witnessed the intervention of the Royal Armed Forces, local authorities, security services and Civil Protection units, as well as the ministries concerned, focused notably on reinforcing the national blood stock, supplying drinking water to affected areas, distributing food kits, tents and blankets to the affected population and on quickly resuming public services.

In this regard, it should be recalled that upon the instructions of the king, Supreme Commander and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), the Royal Armed Forces urgently deployed significant human and logistical air and land resources, as well as specialized intervention modules based on search and rescue teams and a medical-surgical field hospital.

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