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Death toll from Morocco earthquake rises to more than 2,680

Rabat, SANA-The death toll from Friday’s earthquake has risen to more than 2,680 people dead, with more than 2,500 people injured, officials said.

The Moroccan Interior Ministry said today that at least 2,681 people were confirmed dead, while at least 2,501 people were injured.

It said rescue efforts were still underway as responders continue to care for the injured.

A desperate search for survivors continues, as armed forces and international aid teams fight through rubble and devastation to reach remote mountain areas.

A powerful earthquake struck Morocco late Friday night, killing hundreds of people and damaging buildings from villages in the Atlas Mountains to the historic city of Marrakech.

Mazen Eyon

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