More than 2,900 people have died as a result of the earthquake of magnitude 6.8 on the Richter scale that shook the High Atlas area in central Morocco on Friday, according to a new official tally of victims released this Tuesday by the Ministry of Moroccan interior.

Specifically, the Government has already documented 2,901 deaths, while the number of injured amounts to 5,530. In the province of Al Haouz alone, 1,643 people have died, while in Taroudant the figure rises to 976, according to a report that lists deaths in a dozen regions.

Moroccan emergency services continue to be deployed in the affected areas, where only teams sent by four countries – Spain, the United Kingdom, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates – have been able to access them, since Rabat has not accepted the help offered by others. governments citing logistical reasons.