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Morocco Earthquake: 820 Dead After Massive Damage

The news of the Morocco earthquake has broken every heart. At least 820 people have been killed by a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 that occurred in central Morocco.

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre occurred in the High Atlas Mountains, 71 kilometres (44 miles) southwest of Marrakesh Morocco, at a depth of 18.5 km. It occurred at 23:11 local time, and 19 minutes later, a 4.9 aftershock occurred.

According to the country’s interior ministry, fatalities occurred in Marrakesh and several southern locales. It’s thought that many of the casualties are in far-off places.

More than 600 people were hurt, according to Al-Jazeera, and deaths were reported in the provinces and towns of al-Haouz, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, Azilal, Chichaoua, and Taroudant.

As a result of the Moroccan government’s warning not to return home in the event of solid aftershocks, many people spent the night outside. The number of injured patients in Marrakesh hospitals has increased, and the locals have been urged to provide blood.

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In addition, there have been reports of residents in the city being trapped under the debris of their collapsed homes and of damage to some areas of the Medina, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

According to a resident, some buildings have fallen due to the Morocco earthquake. Buildings may collapse in many clips on X, although the BBC hasn’t said where they were.

One person claimed to have experienced a “violent tremor” and seen “moving buildings.”

“Everyone was frightened and anxious. The parents were upset, and the kids were sobbing, Abdelhak El Amrani told the AFP news agency.

He said the phone and electricity lines were out for ten minutes. Fayssal Badour, a citizen of Marrakech, was in his car when the earthquake struck. He told AFP, “I paused and recognized what a mess it was. “The crying and screaming was unbearable.”

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