Tue, 26 September 2023
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Morocco earthquake kills over 600

Update : 09 Sep 2023, 13:52

The powerful quake left hundreds dead across the country, according to Moroccan authorities. World leaders have offered sympathies to the victims.

At least 632 people have died from the earthquake, Moroccan state TV reported, citing the Moroccan Ministry of Interior. Earlier figures put the death toll at 296.

At least 329 people have been injured from the disaster.

AP journalist Mosa'ab Elshamy is near Marrakech and told DW's Michael Okwu that people in cities across the country spent the night outside their homes following the earthquake and said there had been extensive damage.

"There is a sense of real tragedy … with more casualties expected, there are still people stuck under rubble in many of those villages in the Atlas Mountains."

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