A powerful 6.8 magnitude quake has struck Morocco centred around Marrakech and remote communities causing devastating consequences and its aftermath has caused potential aftershocks to the Moroccan government.
The epicentre of this powerful earthquake was in the High Atlas mountains, about 72km southwest of Marrakech and the strongest in 123 years.
The Moroccan government has officially announced that more than 600 people have lost their lives, with 329 casualties sustaining unbearable injuries and the higher authorities are continuing operations to assess the cause of the quake and its effect.
The 6.8 Magnitude earthquake released a feared potential aftershock to the Moroccan residents who sought refuge in the streets and called the government to send an ambulance for casualties.
The earthquake has marked a great casualty figure in the city of Marrakech, also potentially releasing a widespread danger to the remote areas. Some Morroco major roads, infrastructure and electricity have has been collapsed and disrupted. The UNESCO World Heritage suffered great damage including monumental buildings in the city of Marrakech.
The government of Morrocco are providing the necessary options to provide aid to the affected areas, clearing roads in the providence and also helping the remote areas to locate their loved ones.