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Morocco declared three-day national mourning as death toll reaches to 2000 in deadliest earthquake

Morocco yesterday witness one of powerful earthquake that leaves thousands of people dead. More than 2,000 people have been killed in Morocco deadliest earthquake in decades, officials said on Saturday, while troops and emergency services struggled to reach remote mountain villages where victims were still feared trapped.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Tafeghaghte, Morocco: Morocco yesterday witness one of powerful earthquake that leaves thousands of people dead. More than 2,000 people have been killed in Morocco deadliest earthquake in decades, officials said on Saturday, while troops and emergency services struggled to reach remote mountain villages where victims were still feared trapped. Due to the 6.8 magnitude earthquake, more than 2,012 people have lost their lives (Morocco Earthquake Death) and 2,059 others have been injured while many people have become homeless. According to the officials, 2,012 people were killed and 2,059 injured, including 1,404 who are in critical condition.

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Due to the devastation caused by the earthquake across the country, the authorities have announced three days of national mourning in the country on Saturday.

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has directed the armed forces to deploy special search and rescue teams and a surgical field hospital, according to an army statement. Historic structures in Marrakesh, the city closest to the epicenter, were damaged by the quake, which shook Morocco.

The earthquake that shook Morocco’s High Atlas mountains late Friday damaged towns closest to the epicenter, but most of the deaths occurred in the mountainous regions of Al-Hauz and Taroudant provinces in the south, Al Jazeera reported. Were recorded.

Meanwhile, efforts are underway to clear roads for search and rescue operations. The earthquake occurred at 03:41:01 (UTC+05:30) at a depth of 18.5 km. The intensity of the earthquake caused tremors from Sidi Ifni in the south to Rabat in the north and beyond. The epicenter of the earthquake was recorded 72 kilometers west of Marrakesh Earthquake.

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Earlier, same incident happened in Ageria that was hit by 7.3-magnitude El Asnam earthquake which killed 2,500 people and left at least 300,000 homeless in 1980.

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