Wake-up call 10/9: Rescue work Morocco continues • Dutch national team plays in and against Ireland 07:21 in Domestic, Abroad News, weather, traffic: with this overview you start the day informed.

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Good morning! Rescue work continues in Morocco after the severe earthquake on Friday evening and the Dutch national team will play the European Championship qualifier against Ireland.

First the weather: sunny and very warm September weather with temperatures between 29 degrees on the Wadden Islands and locally 32 degrees in the south of the country. There is little wind all day.

Are you going on the road? Here you will find an overview of the work. And here you can see where work is being done on the track.

What can you expect today?

  • Lots of news about the earthquake in Morocco. You can follow the latest news in our live blog.
  • The Dutch national team will play the European Championship qualifier against Ireland in Dublin at 8.45 pm. National coach Ronald Koeman’s team is in second place in the group with 6 points from three games. Ireland has 3 points from four matches.
  • Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion (XR) want to block the A12 in The Hague for the second day in a row today. Yesterday, more than 2,400 activists were arrested at the blockade, including dozens of minors, the police reported.
  • Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev will face off in the US Open final. That is a repeat of the 2021 final battle, when Medvedev won his first Grand Slam title. Djokovic can win his 24th Grand Slam tournament.

What did you miss?

The death toll in Morocco as a result of the earthquake has risen to more than 2,000. According to the Ministry of the Interior in Morocco, at least 2,012 people have died. Most people died in the provinces of Al Haouz (1293) and Taroudant (452). There are also at least 2,059 injuries.

The death toll is expected to rise further. Rescue workers are struggling to reach several hard-hit remote areas. Morocco has declared three days of national mourning. The Moroccan flag will be flown at half-mast in the coming days. King Mohammed VI said in a statement last night that food, clean drinking water, tents and blankets will be provided.

Morocco has now received help from all over the world, including from Turkey. That country was hit by a major earthquake earlier this year, killing tens of thousands of people. Germany, France, Israel and Qatar, among others, have also offered help. The Netherlands has made 5 million euros available for assistance.

Other news from the night:

  • Film ‘Poor Things’ wins prestigious Golden Lion: The film is about a young woman (Emma Stone) who commits suicide and is brought back to life by a scientist who replaces her brain with that of her unborn baby.
  • Outbreak of norovirus in Almere hospital: Patients who have complaints as a result of the norovirus are nursed in separate rooms.
  • Police put an end to illegal party on defense grounds near Arnhem: It is not known whether any arrests have been made.

And then this:

Princess Alexia yesterday completed her first working visit as an adult member of the royal family. In Rotterdam she was allowed to baptize a trailing suction hopper dredger named after her.

First official working visit for Princess Alexia: ‘Really very exciting’

Have a nice Sunday!

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