Al Haouz earthquake: Spain prepares its rescue teams to send them to Morocco

Spain will send rescue teams to help deal with the earthquake tragedy after offering this help. He said this in an interview on Catalunya Ràdio, in which he explained that the request had been made early this morning and that he had contacted the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, and the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, to activate the device. 

Rescue teams have been deployed, “because it is urgent to find as many people alive as possible”. They also have human and material resources at their disposal. Mr. Albares assured that there were still no reports of Spanish citizens dead or injured in the earthquake in Morocco, having contacted “all Spaniards” on the register, as well as police stations and hospitals. 

The Minister recalled that Spaniards in the affected area can go to the Cervantes Institute in Marrakech, which this evening welcomed “several Spaniards who have spent the night there while waiting to find hotel accommodation”. 

They would like to fly home from Morocco, as commercial flights are continuing and airspace is open. 

In this, the acting head of diplomacy indicated that the government has contacted the airlines Iberia and Binter about the “possibility that the next planes to arrive will be planes with more capacity than planned in order to be able to transport all” the residents of the peninsula and the Canary Islands. He assured that “there is no problem” for tourists with Spanish passports wishing to fly home from Morocco, as commercial flights continue and airspace is open.

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