Moroccan farmers in earthquake-affected areas have resumed apple harvesting after a two-week hiatus, hopeful for the emergence of water springs in the mountains following the deadly quake and looking forward to increasing productivity for a better life.
In the Amzmiz region of Al-Houz province, one of the areas in the country most affected by the earthquake, farmers have resumed cultivating their crops, their main source of livelihood. In the village of Imi N’Tala, in Amzmiz, locals have spent their days in the apple and fig fields after their homes collapsed completely.
Farmer Mohammed Omar told Anadolu that he and his brother now take care of the field because their father died in the earthquake. The brothers make sure to inspect the field daily to care for the trees and harvest the crops.
Almost 3,000 people were killed, and 6,125 were injured
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck several Moroccan cities on 8 September, including the capital Rabat, Casablanca, Meknes, Marrakesh, Agadir and Taroudant. Almost 3,000 people were killed, and 6,125 were injured. There was also significant material damage, according to the latest data from the Interior Ministry.