Over 2,000 people die in Morocco earthquake

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake that struck Morocco on Friday, the biggest to hit the North African country in 120 years, sent people fleeing from their homes in terror and disbelief. Over 2,000 people have died and more than 2,000 others were injured. The epicenter of the earthquake was near the town of Ighil in Al Haouz Province, some 70 km southwest of Marrakesh. The earthquake caused devastating damage in mountainous villages and ancient cities not built to withstand such force. The toll was expected to rise as rescuers struggled to reach hard-hit remote areas.

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