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6.8-Magnitude Quake Kills 2,500+ in Morocco as Rescuers Struggle to Reach Remote Areas

HeadlineSep 11, 2023

In Morocco, at least 2,500 people have been killed after Friday’s 6.8-magnitude earthquake. The epicenter in the High Atlas Mountains was located about 40 miles from Marrakech, causing buildings to collapse in the city’s old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Search and rescue missions have struggled to reach survivors in rural villages where some of the greatest devastation occurred. This is a resident of the village of Moulay Brahim.

Yassin Noumghar: “As you can see, our house is damaged. Everything is gone. We lost everything. We lost the entire house. There are no officials visiting us. There’s no help or aid. This is the will of God. … We are sleeping like two days outside. And as you see, our family and our colleagues, our neighborhoods, everything is really difficult for us. No food, no water. We lost also electricity.”

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