Morocco Earthquake: Death toll rises to over 2400, rescue efforts underway

In Morocco, the death toll from the devastating earthquake has risen to over 2400. This is up from the previous figure of 2,122. Morocco's Interior Ministry updated its death toll today, detailing 2,497 dead and 2,476 injured. According to reports, soldiers and aid workers are now racing to reach remote areas in the Atlas Mountains which may be almost entirely destroyed.
The United Nations estimated that 3,00,000 people were affected by Friday night's magnitude 6.8 quake. Flags were lowered across Morocco, as King Mohammed VI ordered three days of national mourning starting Sunday. The army mobilized search and rescue teams, and the king ordered water, food rations, and shelters to be sent to those who lost their homes.

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