At least 296 killed in Morocco earthquake

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A powerful earthquake struck northern Morocco on Saturday, killing at least 296 people and injuring more than 2,500 others. The quake, which had a magnitude of 6.5, struck the city of Chefchaouen and surrounding areas.

The earthquake struck at around 11:00 AM local time, and was felt across much of Morocco and Algeria. The epicenter of the quake was located about 10 kilometers west of Chefchaouen, at a depth of 10 kilometers.

The quake caused widespread damage in Chefchaouen, where many buildings collapsed. Rescue workers are still working to search for survivors and victims of the quake.

The Moroccan government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas. Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch has visited the region and pledged the government’s full support to the victims.

The earthquake is a major tragedy for Morocco, and the international community has pledged its support to the country. The United Nations has offered to provide assistance, and several countries, including France, Spain, and Algeria, have sent teams of rescue workers and medical personnel to Morocco.

The earthquake is a reminder of the seismic activity that Morocco is prone to. The country is located in a seismically active region, and has experienced several major earthquakes in the past. In 2004, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 struck the city of Al Hoceima, killing more than 600 people.

The government of Morocco has taken steps to mitigate the risk of earthquakes, but more needs to be done. The country needs to improve its building codes and enforce them more strictly. It also needs to educate the public about earthquake preparedness.

The earthquake in Morocco is a reminder of the importance of disaster preparedness. Everyone should have a plan in place in case of an earthquake or other natural disaster. This plan should include an evacuation route, a meeting place, and a list of emergency contacts.

We hope that the people of Morocco will be able to recover from this tragedy quickly. We also hope that this earthquake will serve as a wake-up call for the government and the international community to take steps to mitigate the risk of future earthquakes in Morocco.

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