By Enyichukwu Enemanna
In response to the deadly earthquake that struck Morocco, a North African country late on Friday, Chinese authorities through its Red Cross Society has announced a donation of $200,000 to Moroccan Red Crescent.
The donation is to be deployed to assist Morocco in scaling up rescue and disaster relief work, China Daily announced on Monday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has extended condolences to Moroccan King Mohammed VI, saying in his message he was shocked to learn of the intense earthquake causing heavy casualties and property losses, state media reported.
Chinese medical workers in Morocco have been actively helping victims, including during aftershocks, state broadcaster CGTN reported.
The central Moroccan town of Ben Guerir is the closest a medical team from China can get to the epicentre of the earthquake, the report said.
Video in Chinese state media showed a Chinese doctor holding a baby delivered right after the 6.8 powerful earthquake that killed more than 2,100.