Death toll in devastating Morocco earthquake rises to 2,497

The death toll from Morocco’s devastating earthquake has risen to 2,497, the interior ministry says, as search and rescue efforts continue.

Another 2,476 people are injured, the ministry says, updating a previous toll of 2,122 dead and 2,400 wounded.

Rabat has accepted offers to send search and rescue teams from Spain, Britain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

(Source: The Times of Israel)