- More than 1,000 people have been killed and over 1,200 injured in a powerful earthquake near Marrakech, Morocco. The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers reach remote areas and search for survivors or bodies.
- The earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.8, is the largest in the area since before 1900. Buildings in ancient cities made from stone and masonry were not designed to withstand quakes, resulting in high casualties.
- Despite offers of help from around the world, the Moroccan government has not formally requested assistance. The armed forces have been mobilized, and search and rescue efforts are underway in the hard-hit areas.
More than 2,000 dead, 2,000 hurt in rare Moroccan earthquake: update
The quake late Friday toppled buildings in mountainous villages and ancient cities not built to withstand such force.
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