The death toll from Morocco’s devastating earthquake has risen to 2,497, the interior ministry said on Monday, as search and rescue efforts continue.
Another 2,476 people were injured, the ministry said, updating a previous toll of 2,122 dead and 2,400 wounded.
The magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck at about 11:11pm (22:11 GMT) at a depth of nearly 26km (16 miles), according to the US Geological Survey. The depth was initially reported at about 18km.
The magnitude 6.8 quake is classified as “strong” on the Richter scale, which measures the strength of earthquakes.