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Morocco earthquake: Eiffel tower goes dark to pay tribute to over 2,000 victims

Morocco earthquake: The death toll from a strong earthquake that struck Morocco on Friday night has surpassed 2,000, according to country's interior ministry.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma Paris Published on: September 10, 2023 14:20 IST
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Morocco earthquake: The lights of Eiffel Tower in Paris were turned off on Saturday (September 9) in tribute to victims of Morocco's earthquake, the media reported.

"The Eiffel Tower has just been extinguished in tribute to the victims of the earthquake in Morocco!," TFT Morocco posted on X in the wee hours today (September 10).  The death toll from a strong earthquake that struck Morocco on Friday night has surpassed 2,000, according to country's interior ministry.

"There is destruction everywhere," Eyewitnesses near the High Atlas mountains were quoted as saying by CNN.

According to USGS, the temblor was the most deadliest to hit the North African country in decades.

The quake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hit Morocco's High Atlas mountain range on Friday at 11:11 pm local time at a depth of 18.5 km. The earthquake was felt in many cities across Morocco, including Rabat and Casablanca. Many houses collapsed in the cities of Taroudant and Marrakesh, local media reported.

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