Morocco Quake: Survivors Recount First Moments Of Debilitating Experience As Death Toll Soars


Rescuers with a dead body on stretcher. The first moments of a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the Atlas mountains of Morocco late Friday South-West of the tourist centre of Marrakesh are being recalled by some survivors. Authorities report that the death toll has continued to climb to surpass 2600, making the quake the deadliest in Morocco in 60 years. Recalled one survivor: “I came home to find the house destroyed and the children under the rubble”. Another, a woman, recounted the horror of the quake as she and her…

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