Over 1,000 dead after quake strikes near Marrakech, Morocco
A devastating 6.8-magnitude earthquake in Morocco has resulted in over 1,000 casualties, marking it as the deadliest quake in decades.

Rescue efforts are challenged by blocked roads, but there is hope amid the rubble. The epicenter, located in the High Atlas mountains, has impacted Marrakech, a popular tourist city with historic walls dating back to the 12th century. This earthquake is the strongest to affect the Marrakech area in over a century.

World leaders send condolences to Morocco, with some countries ready to assist in emergency response CNN reports.

The international response to Morocco's 6.8-magnitude earthquake has been substantial, with world leaders offering condolences and assistance. 

US President Joe Biden expressed deep sadness and readiness to help American citizens in Morocco. 

French President Emmanuel Macron pledged France's support in rescue efforts. Chinese President Xi Jinping offered condolences and support, and other leaders, including Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky, Russia's Vladimir Putin, and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan, conveyed their sympathies and best wishes. 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida expressed condolences and offered aid. 

European leaders also expressed solidarity, and Pope Francis sent his prayers and encouragement. Israel and the UAE are preparing to provide assistance on the ground, and the United Nations will offer support. France is in talks with Moroccan authorities to determine how best to help the country during this crisis.


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