Algeria Opens Airspace to Morocco Quake Aid Flights

Algeria will allow aircraft carrying humanitarian aid to quake-hit Morocco to pass through its airspace, the Algerian president’s office announced Saturday.

Algerian authorities “have decided to open the airspace to flights transporting humanitarian aid and injured” from the quake, the president’s office said in a statement.

In an earlier statement, the Algerian foreign ministry offered the nation’s “sincere condolences to the brotherly Moroccan people for the victims of the earthquake.” A 7-magnitude earthquake struck a mountainous area southwest of the Moroccan tourist hotspot of Marrakesh late Friday, killing more than 1,000 people, injuring at least 1,200 others and causing widespread damage.

Source: Qatar News Agency