The King of Morocco, Mohamed VI, visited Marrakech University Hospital on Tuesday, where dozens of people are recovering after the devastating earthquake in the High Atlas region last weekend, leaving at least 2,900 people dead.
After several days of silence and no public appearance, the Alawite monarch was seen for the first time since the natural disaster that rocked Morocco, although his visit to the hospital in Marrakesh lasted barely 20 minutes.
During his tour of the facilities, the monarch visited the intensive care unit and inquired about the health of the injured. He also agreed to donate blood.
King Mohammed donates blood
2,901 dead and 5,530 injured
The latest official tally from the Moroccan Interior Ministry puts the death toll at 2,901 – most of them in Al Haouz and Taroudant provinces – while the number of injured rises to 5,530.
Moroccan emergency services continue to operate in the affected areas, where only teams sent by four countries – Spain, the United Kingdom, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates – have had access, as Rabat has not accepted help offered by others. governments citing logistical reasons.
The emergency committee has activated the call for urgent help. For more information, visit committeeemergencia.org