In the wake of the earthquake that shook central Morocco last Friday, the Moroccan General Delegation for Prison Administration and Rehabilitation has confirmed that no injuries were reported among inmates in the country’s prison facilities following the earthquake that struck Friday evening.
In a press release issued on Monday, the delegation assured the families of inmates that all prisoners were safe and that no injuries had been recorded in any of Morocco’s prison institutions.
The statement further added that assistance was offered to inmates whose families were affected by the earthquake.
As of Monday evening, the death toll from the quake reached over 2,800, with over 2,000 more injured. With rescue operations still underway, the death toll is likely to increase.
Remote villages are proving the hardest to reach, as locals report that they have not received any rescue missions three days after the onset of the earthquake.
In addition to the human casualties, the earthquake left countless survivors without shelter. In response, the government said that they are working on a reconstruction program to help citizens who lost their homes and income due to the earthquake.