According to BBC,Rescuers in Morocco are using their bare hands to dig for survivors after the country’s deadliest earthquake in 60 years hit on Friday. More than 2,000 people have died.
“I thought it was the end. I couldn’t believe what was happening.”Latifa was in her home in Marrakesh when it struck.
A powerful earthquake struck central Morocco just after 23:00 local time on Friday.
Pictures from parts of Marrakesh, including the city’s historical Medina, show scenes of destruction.
Moroccan reporter Aida Alami grew up in the city and has been in touch with her parents who are there. She says the earthquake was totally unexpected.
A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.8 has struck central Morocco,initially killing more than 1,000 people but figure kept increasing.
According to the country’s interior ministry, Marekeshi and numerous places to the south were the most affected areas. Hospitals in Marrakesh have seen an influx of injured people, and the authorities have called on residents to donate blood.
As rescue mission continues,the extent of damages and lost of life remains fully unaccounted.