A powerful earthquake struck Morocco on Saturday, killing at least 632 people and injuring more than 1,000 others. The quake, which had a magnitude of 6.6, struck about 100 miles southeast of the capital, Rabat.
The earthquake caused widespread damage in several towns and villages in the region. Many buildings were destroyed or damaged, and there are fears that the death toll could rise as rescue workers continue to search for survivors.
The earthquake has also caused power outages and water shortages in the affected areas. The Moroccan government has declared a state of emergency in the region and is providing assistance to those affected.
The earthquake is the deadliest to hit Morocco in decades. It comes just weeks after a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan killed more than 1,000 people.
Here are some additional details about the earthquake:
- The quake struck at 1:55 a.m. local time on Saturday.
- The epicenter was located about 100 miles southeast of Rabat.
- The quake was felt in several other countries in North Africa, including Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.
- The Moroccan government has deployed military and medical personnel to the affected areas.
- The Red Cross and other relief organizations are also providing assistance.
The earthquake is a tragedy for the people of Morocco. The government and relief organizations are working to help those affected, but the recovery will take time.