October 4, 2023

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Deadly earthquake in Morocco: A special trip for those wishing to return to Greece

Deadly earthquake in Morocco: A special trip for those wishing to return to Greece

emergency private A flight It will be held today, Saturday 9/9, in the Aegean Sea Return home to Passengers For her and for everyone who wants to return After the devastating earthquake that struck Morocco.

According to a related announcement by Aegean, the A320 plane that will carry out the special flight will depart after a few hours without passengers, today, Saturday, at 11:00 pm local time, from Athens to Marrakesh and will depart from Menara International Airport in Marrakesh. At 02:10 (local time) on Sunday, September 10, 2023, to return to Athens International Airport.

Announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

By order of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, George GrapatitisThe Ministry’s interests are moving in a coordinated manner to return Greek citizens in Morocco.

To this end, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is holding consultations with the Greek Embassy in Rabat and with Aegean Airlines, which launched the relevant repatriation flight. The special flight will depart from Marrakesh at dawn on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 02:10 (local time), heading to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens.

Those who are in Marrakesh and wish to return home can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at +30 210 3681730/1350 and Aegean Airlines at +30 210 6261000.

All Aegean passengers who already have a ticket from Marrakesh to Greece for the next few days and wish to return urgently are requested to contact the company’s call center at: (+30) 210 6261000in order to change their ticket for free.

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All those who wish to return to Athens and do not have a ticket can obtain their ticket from the AEGEAN website (www.aegeanair.com), call the company’s call center (+30) 210 6261000 or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at + 302103681730.

The death toll continues to rise

Until now deadone of the strong ones Earthquake This shocked her Morocco In the early hours of Saturday 09/09, their number reached 1,037, according to official television, citing sources. Ministry internal.

The National Center for Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST), based in Rabat, estimated that the earthquake was Size 7 points Its center was Al Haouz Province, southwest of the tourist city of Marrakesh.

The Moroccan Geophysical Center indicated that the earthquake occurred in the Ighil region of Al Haouz province and reached a magnitude of 7.2. For its part, the US Geological Survey (USGS) estimated the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.8, while adding that its focal depth was 18.5 kilometers.

The mountainous region of Ighil, where there are small villages, is located about 70 kilometers southwest of the city of Marrakesh. The earthquake occurred shortly after 23:00 (local time, 01:00 on Saturday morning Greek time).

As reported by the Moroccan media, it is about him Stronger earthquake which afflicts the country to this day.

The Ministry of Interior indicated in its report that the authorities “mobilized all necessary means to intervene and provide assistance to the affected areas.”

According to photos posted on social media and with eyewitnesses, the earthquake was caused Serious material damage In many cities.

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In a town in Al Haouz Governorate, the epicenter of the earthquake, a family was trapped under the rubble after their house collapsed.

In addition to Marrakesh, seismic vibrations Visions In Rabat, Casablanca, Agadir and Essaouira, causing panic among the population. Many people in these cities took to the streets, fearing that their homes might collapse.

Pictures and videos posted on social media show the ruins of homes in the streets of Marrakesh, as well as cars paved with stones. Other photos show the collapse of a piece of the minaret of the famous Jemaa El Fna Square in Marrakesh, resulting in two people being injured.

The city’s regional blood donation center asked citizens to donate blood for the injured today.