Powerful quake in Morocco kills more than 600 people and damages historic buildings in Marrakech
A rare, powerful earthquake struck Morocco late Friday night, killing hundreds of people and damaging buildings from villages in the Atlas Mountains to the historic city of Marrakech.
Morocco’s Interior Ministry said Saturday morning that at least 632 people had died, mostly in Marrakech and five provinces near the quake’s epicenter. Another 329 people were injured. Casualty figures were expected to rise more as the search continues and as rescuers reach remote areas.
Moroccan television showed scenes from the aftermath, as many stayed outside fearing aftershocks.