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Half of a village’s population is missing or dead after an earthquake in Morocco.

Half of a village’s population is missing or dead after an earthquake in Morocco.

The first Tafeghaghte local we encountered gave us a direct appraisal of the earthquake’s destruction in Morocco.
In this village, “people are either in hospitals or dead,” they claimed.

We realised how no one could have survived unharmed as we scrambled to the top of the debris.

The size of this earthquake was too strong for the bricks and stones of their ancient homes.

Of the 200 people living here, 90 have been confirmed dead, while many more are still missing.

“They had no opportunity to flee. Hassan, who has also climbed the rubble, claims that they were unable to save themselves.

According to Hassan, his uncle is still buried in the rubble. There is no chance that he will be rescued.

No one in this place has the tools necessary, and outside assistance has not yet shown up.

“We give Allah praise for everything because He brought everything. But right now, our government is needed. They are extremely tardy in showing up to assist individuals, he said.

Hassan continues by saying that the Moroccan government ought to embrace any offers of assistance from outside, but he worries that pride would stand in the way.

On the other side of this small town, we observe that everyone is consoling a single man.


Abdou Rahman (L) and his nephew (R)
Abdou Rahman (L), pictured with his nephew, lost his wife and three sons in the earthquake

His name is revealed to be Abdou Rahman. He lost his three boys and his wife.

He points to the location where the house originally stood and says, “Our house was up there.” It is now merely a piece of a larger area of rubble.

“The white bedding and furniture are also visible. The other stuff is gone.
After the earthquake, according to Abdou Rahman, he sprinted the 3 km (1.9 miles) from the petrol station he worked at to his home.

He claims that he started screaming for his children out of instinct, joining the clamour of others who were doing the same. He received no response.

“We buried them yesterday,” he claims.

“They were all gathered together when we discovered them. The lads were all sound sleeping. They were destroyed by the earthquake.

Dozens of families are gathered under a huge tent off the narrow mountain road that connects the town to the outside world.

Uncontrollable sobbing may be heard emanating from everyone.

The discovery of Khalifa’s body, a 10-year-old girl, amid the rubble has caused this most recent wave of sadness.

This is grief at its most unprocessed. One woman collapses, as another sobs into her chair.

The tragedy for Morocco is that this image is repeated in every community scattered over the Atlas Mountains.

Although some of the stresses of modern society may have not bothered traditional communities, they now more than ever require outside assistance. frantically, and as soon as you can.

A woman cries holding a phone with a photo of a little girl on itOne woman lost her 10-year-old daughter, Khalifa, in the quake


Source: BBC

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