UK to send search & rescue teams to Morocco after earthquake

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Britain said on Sunday that it was deploying search and rescue teams to Morocco following the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the north African nation on Friday.

“Sixty UK search and rescue specialists, four search dogs and rescue equipment deployed to Morocco,” Britain’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said in a statement, adding that it was deploying the rescue team on Sunday via two Royal air Force A400M aircraft.

“Foreign Secretary has spoken to Foreign Minister (Nasser) Bourita and UK remains in close contact with the Moroccan authorities,” the FCDO added.

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said:

The UK is sending immediate support to Morocco including a team of 60 search and rescue specialists and 4 rescue dogs to assist with the rescue effort.

I remain in contact with Foreign Minister Bourita and offer my deepest sympathies to the people of Morocco after this tragic event.


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