SKN Nationals In Morocco Safe

Basseterre, St. Kitts, Sept 11, 2023 (ZIZ Newsroom): Ambassador for the Eastern Caribbean States to the Kingdom of Morocco, His Excellency Ian Queeley says he and the federation’s students located in Morocco are all safe following the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the country on Friday.

In an exclusive interview with ZIZ News on Monday Ambassador Queeley gave an update on their status.

“The ambassador, staff, and all the students of St. Kitts and Nevis and the other OECS territories that are studying here in the Kingdom of Morocco are marked as being safe after the passage of such a terrible earthquake,” he said.

He said he is stationed quite far from the epicenter so they didn’t feel the full brunt of the quake.

“Most of us are located in the north of the country, which is around 200 miles away from the epicenter, but the earthquake was felt very strongly here in Rabat, where we were as well,” he said. “And so there are no damages that were reported in and around the Rabat area. The concentration of devastation is down in the south, particularly in the Berber villages that are located just above Marrakesh in the Atlas Mountains.”

Ambassador Queeley called on all members of the OECS to offer their prayers to the people of Morocco who are dealing with the aftermath of the quake.

At least 2,681 people have been killed in the quake and just over 2,500 have been injured, state media said on Monday.


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