The UME will station 65 soldiers in Morocco to search for earthquake survivors

The government manages the immediate deployment of a contingent of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) with 65 members helping to search and rescue survivors of the earthquake that has already killed more than 2,000 people.

According to the Interior Ministry, the General Directorate of Civil Protection and Emergency Situations is coordinating this operation More teams from autonomous communities could be added.

The Acting Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albares, reported this Sunday that after this morning the government had activated rescue and rescue teams to help search for survivors This country has officially asked Spain for help.

More than 2,000 dead and thousands injured

The latest balance sheet from the Moroccan Interior Ministry is: 2,012 dead from the earthquake of strength 7 and in 2,059 injuredOf these, 1,404 are in critical condition.

On the other hand, 1,220 people were seriously injured and all of them will be transferred to different hospitals in the region, authorities said in a statement, pointing out that the majority of deaths are concentrated in Al Hauz province, with 542 fatalities, while the second most affected Taroudant with 321 deaths.

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