Morocco reported that 2,497 persons have died and 2,476 have been injured. The ministry has previously reported 2,122 fatalities and 2,400 injuries
The search for the missing fatalities resumed on Sunday as survivors of the deadliest earthquake to hit Morocco in more than 60 years struggled to locate food, water, and shelter.
The death toll, which has reached over 2,400, is expected to rise higher as the search for the missing people is ongoing in remote communities.
Many people were spending a third night outside following the devastating 6.8 magnitude earthquake that demolished villages after an upward explosion late on Friday.
It is challenging for aid workers to get to the worst-affected villages in the High Atlas, a harsh mountainous region where residents are occasionally inaccessible and where many homes have fallen, according to Reuters.
The interior ministry of Morocco reported that 2,497 persons have died and 2,476 have been injured. The ministry has previously reported 2,122 fatalities and 2,400 injuries.
After the nation declared it would welcome relief proposals from other nations and work with them if necessary, aid is currently being sent to the impacted population.
Turkey, Kuwait, Oman, the US, Spain, the UK, and many other nations have sent aid to the nation during these trying times.
The prominent cultural landmarks of the nation were not spared by the terrible earthquake, as Moroccan media reported the collapse of a sizable mosque from the 12th century.
The earthquake also devastated a piece of Marrakech’s Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage site.