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Eiffel tower goes dark to pay tribute to Morocco quake victims


Paris, Sep 10 (IANS) The lights of Eiffel Tower in Paris were turned off on Saturday in tribute to victims of Morocco’s earthquake, the media reported.

“The Eiffel Tower has just been extinguished in tribute to the victims of the earthquake in Morocco!,” TFT Morocco posted on X in the wee hours on Sunday.

The death toll from a strong earthquake that struck Morocco on Friday night has surpassed 2,000, according to country’s interior ministry.

“There is destruction everywhere,” Eyewitnesses near the High Atlas mountains were quoted as saying by CNN.

According to USGS, the temblor was the most deadliest to hit the North African country in decades.

The quake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hit Morocco’s High Atlas mountain range on Friday at 11:11 p.m. local time at a depth of 18.5 km.

The earthquake was felt in many cities across Morocco, including Rabat and Casablanca. Many houses collapsed in the cities of Taroudant and Marrakesh, local media reported.


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