Morocco Earthquake: At least 2,901 people have been killed and 5,530 injured in the country’s deadliest earthquake since 1960. The 6.8 magnitude earthquake has now resulted in hopes fading for any more survivors under the rubble of the earthquake which struck on Friday 8th September 2023. The number of dead is expected to rise as rescuers dig through rubble and attempt to reach remote villages.
Many of the fatalities are said to be in hard-to-reach areas south of Marrakech. The epicenter was high in the Atlas Mountains – about 43 miles (70km) away from Marrakech, a popular tourist destination.
Reaching people in remote villages, where old, traditional buildings may be more likely to collapse, will be a key focus of the emergency appeal.