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BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese language Purple Cross Society will give the Moroccan Purple Crescent $200,000 in emergency humanitarian assist after a devastating earthquake struck the North African nation late on Friday, Chinese language state media reported on Monday.

The Chinese language Purple Cross stated the donations might be used to assist Morocco perform rescue and catastrophe aid work, China Every day reported.

Chinese language President Xi Jinping provided his condolences to Moroccan King Mohammed VI, saying in his message that he was shocked when he discovered of the violent earthquake that precipitated heavy injury and lack of property, state media reported.

Chinese language medical employees in Morocco are actively serving to victims, together with throughout aftershocks, state broadcaster CGTN reported.

The report said that the town of Ben Guerir in central Morocco is the closest a medical group from China can attain the epicenter of the earthquake.

A video launched by Chinese language state media confirmed a Chinese language physician holding a child boy who was born instantly after the 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck the area, killing greater than 2,100 folks.

(Reporting by Bernard Orr; Modifying by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

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