Cristiano Ronaldo has opened his hotel to help Moroccans seeking refuge after 6.8 magnitude earthquake
Following Friday’s deadly earthquake in Morocco, renowned footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has opened his hotel to Moroccans seeking refuge, according to the Spain National Daily newspaper.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck Morocco, killing over 2,000 people and wounding hundreds more, many of whom are in critical condition.
People have fled their homes as a result of the earthquake’s consequences, with many spending the night on the streets without a roof over their heads. People have been looking for shelter, with many resorting to motels, according to media reports.
The Pestana CR7 Marrakech is owned by the Portuguese legend and is located on the outskirts of Marrakech. The hotel is rated four stars and features an outdoor pool, exercise center, restaurant, and balcony.
According to several media sources, the hotel is providing rooms to those who have lost their houses and has waived regular admission requirements, enabling anyone who needs a place to stay to enter.
The media outlet highlighted an interview with a Spanish national who was waiting for a hotel room. “We are waiting. We have slept all night on the street and at seven in the morning they told us that yes, we could approach. We are in a lobby, a lot of people of different nationalities, waiting to see if we can get a room, but we have all slept on the street.”
According to Reuters, this was Morocco’s deadliest earthquake since 1960, when a tremor killed at least 12,000 people.