Earthquake in Morocco: Death toll crosses 1300

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According to initial reports, more than 1000 people lost their lives in the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Morocco.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs announced that the loss of life has exceeded 1,300 in the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck central parts of the country. More than 1800 people were injured in the earthquake that occurred on Friday night.

Three days of national mourning was declared in the country.

The US Geological Survey announced that the epicenter was at a depth of 18.5 km in the High Atlas Mountains, 71 km southwest of Marrakesh.

The earthquake occurred on Friday night at 23:11 local time. An aftershock of magnitude 4.9 struck 19 minutes after the earthquake.

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