At least 2,100 people died as a result of a powerful earthquake in Morocco. Maxar Technologies has released satellite photos showing the scale of damage after the tragedy.
Friday’s earthquake in Morocco is the most serious natural disaster in this country in many years. As late as Sunday, residents who managed to survive were struggling to find food, water and safe shelter. According to official data, the powerful phenomenon took the lives of over 2,100 people, but it is possible that the tragic number will increase.
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They dug up the bodies themselves
The quake had a magnitude of 6.8 and caused extensive damage. The losses incurred can be seen on satellite photos. Satellite photos provided by Maxar Technologies, taken on Sunday, also show temporary shelters for the injured.
The search for the missing is still ongoing. Residents of My Brahim, a village about 40 kilometers south of Marrakech, described digging out the bodies of their loved ones from the rubble with their bare hands.
Friday’s earthquake became the country’s deadliest such event since 1960. Then the death toll reached at least 12,000.
Main photo source: Reuters/Maxar Technologies