Morocco quake: Tunisian team to provide search and rescue teams

Tunisia announced Saturday that a rescue team has left for quake-hit Morocco to provide search and rescue (SAR) efforts.

The team is made up of more than 50 professional rescue experts and medical workers. Equipped with thermal monitoring devices and a drone to detect victims under the rubble, the team will work with local Moroccan rescue agencies during its operations, the official TAP news agency reported.

The TAP added that Tunisia will also help deploy a field hospital immediatelly to contribute to SAR operations.

The Tunisian Presidency said Saturday in a statement that the country will support Morocco with all the capabilities it has.

The statement confirmed that Tunisia will dispatch urgent aid and civil protection teams to help with SAR operations, as well as a delegation from the Tunisian Red Crescent to participate in the relief operations.

On Friday night, a devastating 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Morocco, claiming more than 1,300 lives.

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