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Lebanon ready to help Morocco after deadly quake: PM

Sep 10, 2023

Beirut [Lebanon], September 10: Lebanon is ready to assist Morocco in the ongoing relief operations following the powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the North African country, said Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Saturday.
"Lebanon is ready to place its capabilities at the disposal of brotherly Morocco to help the country get out of this painful ordeal," Mikati said in a letter addressed to Moroccan King Mohammed VI.
"We are pained by the great calamity that befell brotherly Morocco, but we are confident that, with the will of its people, it will overcome this ordeal and rise again," Mikati said in a statement released by the Council of Ministers.
The death toll from a strong earthquake that struck Morocco Friday night has risen to 1,037, said the country's Interior Ministry on Saturday.
The earthquake has also injured at least 1,204 people, according to the latest update from the ministry.
Source: Xinhua