May 24, 2024

Morocco earthquake kills more than 800 people

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820 people have died in a devastating earthquake that struck near Morocco’s tourist hotspot of Marrakesh, authorities said Saturday, updating an earlier toll of more than 600.

The 6.8-magnitude quake struck a mountainous area 72 kilometers (45 miles) southwest of tourist hotspot Marrakesh at 11:11 p.m. (2211 GMT) Friday, the US Geological Survey reported. Strong tremors were also felt in the coastal cities of Rabat, Casablanca, and Essaouira.

Moroccan media reported it was the most powerful quake to ever hit the country. “We felt a very violent tremor, and I realized it was an earthquake,” Abdelhak El Amrani, 33, told AFP by telephone from Marrakesh.

However, at least 820 people have died in a devastating earthquake that struck near Morocco’s tourist hotspot of Marrakesh, authorities said Saturday, updating an earlier toll of more than 600.

“I could see buildings moving,” said Amrani, who went outside, joining many other people, “all in shock and panic. The children were crying, and the parents were distraught.”

“The power went out for 10 minutes, and so did the telephone network, but then it came back on,” he added. “Everyone decided to stay outside?.

In conclusion, here at uncoveredug, we call upon the government of Morocco to come in and support the citizens with shelter, food, and drinking water, as well as clothing.🙏

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  1. Xorry for our brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, children for the earthquake invention, may thlord strengthen the families and we also call upon the government of Morocco plus the African Unio at large to come in and help these people

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