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Massive earthquake in Morocco kills at least 296 people

At least 296 people were killed in a massive earthquake that hit Morocco on late Friday (September 8), according to the country’s Interior Ministry.

These numbers were a preliminary death count and 153 people had been injured, Interior Ministry.

Many buildings were toppled in the powerful earthquake which, according to Morocco’s geophysical centre, struck in the Ighil area of the High Atlas with a magnitude of 7.2. The U.S. Geological Survey read the quake’s magnitude at 6.8 on Ritcher scale and said it was at a relatively shallow depth of 18.5 km.

Videos of the people screaming were posted by the tourists and others.

With input from the agencies

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