Morocco earthquake kills over 1000 people

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Morocco earthquake kills more than 1,000 people destroying historic buildings in Marrakech. The full toll was not known...

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Morocco earthquake kills more than 1,000 people destroying historic buildings in Marrakech. The full toll was not known as rescuers continue to get through boulder-strewn roads to the remote mountain villages hit hardest.

People woken by the magnitude-6.8 quake ran into the streets in terror and disbelief. A man visiting a nearby apartment said dishes and wall hangings began raining down, and people were knocked off their feet and chairs. A woman described fleeing her house after an “intense vibration.’’ A man holding a child said he was jarred awake in bed by the shaking.

State television showed people clustered in the streets of Marrakech, afraid to go back inside buildings that might still be unstable. Many wrapped themselves in blankets as they tried to sleep outside.

 

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