Algeria sends aid to Morocco following earthquake
Algeria is sending its first team of rescuers toward the disaster areas in Morocco following Tuesday's earthquake. Two aftershocks, measuring 3.9 and 3.7 on the Richter scale, were felt in Al Hoceima and Nador in the same evening, where international aid has started to arrive.
Algeria dispatched at around 1 a.m. an aircraft with a special civil defence detachment toward the disaster area of Al Hoceima. Led by the civil defence manager Mustapha Lehbiri and made up of rescue and medical teams, the decision was taken by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who sent a message of condolences to Moroccan King Mohamed VI, in his personal name and that of the Algerian people, APS reported.
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