An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck near the city of Marrakech, Morocco, on Wednesday, killing more than 2,000 people and injuring thousands more.
The earthquake struck at around 11:55 a.m. local time, and was felt in several regions of Morocco, as well as in neighboring Algeria and Spain.
The earthquake caused widespread damage in Morocco, particularly in the city of Chefchaouen. Buildings collapsed, and many people were trapped underneath the rubble.
Rescue workers are working to free those trapped, but the operation is slow and dangerous. The death toll is expected to rise as more bodies are recovered.
The earthquake is a major disaster for Morocco. The country is already struggling with a severe drought, and the earthquake has only made the situation worse.
The Moroccan government has declared a state of emergency, and international aid is starting to arrive. However, the scale of the disaster is so great that it will take many months to rebuild.
The earthquake is a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of preparedness. It is also a reminder of the resilience of the human spirit. The survivors of this disaster have shown incredible courage and determination in the face of adversity.