No reports of Filipino hurt in Morocco quake

2023 September 11

Ambassador Leslie Baja (Photo courtesy of Philippine Embassy in Morocco)

MANILA – No Filipinos were hurt or affected by the deadly 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck southwest of Marrakech in Morocco on Friday last week.

“As of the moment, the Embassy has received no reports of any Filipino being affected by the earthquake,” Philippine Ambassador to Morocco Leslie Baja said Monday.

“It [the Embassy] is in touch with leaders and coordinators in various areas of Morocco.”

The Moroccan Interior Ministry reported that 2,122 people have died from the earthquake and 2,421 were injured as of Sept. 10.

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI thanked Spain, Qatar, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates for sending aid over the weekend.

Seismological experts have warned survivors against aftershocks which could last weeks or even months after the earthquake. 

Ma. Teresa Montemayor (PNA)