O The previous report showed 1,305 deaths and 1,832 injuries.
In total, 1,293 people died in Al Haouz province and 452 in Taroudant province, both south of Marrakesh, the ministry said in a statement.
The earthquake, whose epicenter was recorded in the town of Ighil, 63 kilometers southwest of the city of Marrakesh, was felt in Portugal and Spain, reaching a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale, according to the National Institute of Geophysics of Marrakech. Morocco.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.8.
The kingdom of Morocco declared three days of national mourning.
Speaking to the press today, the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs, João Gomes Cravinho, estimated that 300 Portuguese people were in Morocco at the time of the earthquake, having revealed that two of them were injured, a father and a child.
On the same occasion, the minister announced that a Portuguese Air Force plane would leave for the country today to repatriate 75 Portuguese citizens.
In a brief informative note released in the meantime, the ministry supervised by Cravinho reported that the Portuguese Air Force military flight had already left Portugal towards Marrakesh from where it should return this evening, “if all the conditions are met”, with a first group of Portuguese who asked for support to be removed from the territory.
“The Government continues to monitor the situation on the ground, with the Portuguese Ambassador in Rabat already in the city of Marrakesh, to provide closer support to citizens who remain in Moroccan territory”, added the informative note.
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