Death toll from Morocco earthquake tops 2,600

The death toll from Friday's earthquake has risen to over 2,680 people dead, with more than 2,500 people injured, officials said.

Morocco's interior ministry said Monday that at least 2,681 people were confirmed dead, while at least 2,501 people were injured.

It said rescue efforts were still underway as responders continue to care for the injured.

Firefighters from the United Kingdom have arrived in Morocco to assist with the rescue effort following Friday's earthquake.

Firefighters from across the country, including from the London Fire Brigade and the West Midlands Fire Service, volunteered with the U.K. International Search and Rescue Team to travel to Morocco and offer support.

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