Moroccan earthquake survivors faced a night in the open on the High Atlas Mountains following the deadliest earthquake in the country in over six decades, which claimed the lives of more than 2,000 people and devastated villages. Neighbors continued to search for survivors buried in the rubble of houses made from mud brick, stone, and rough wood. The historic old city of Marrakech also suffered extensive damage. The Interior Ministry reported 2,012 fatalities and 2,059 injuries, with 1,404 in critical condition. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the earthquake’s magnitude at 6.8, with the epicenter about 72 km southwest of Marrakech. Rescue efforts were underway in affected areas, and food and supplies were in short supply.

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