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Morocco's Devastating Earthquake: 800 Lives Lost, Ancient Landmarks Crumble

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A rare, powerful earthquake struck Morocco, claiming 800 lives

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It hit remote mountain villages and Marrakech, causing widespread destruction.

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Terrified residents fled their homes as buildings shook violently.

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The magnitude-6.8 quake was Morocco's strongest in a century.

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Ancient stone structures crumbled, unprepared for such tremors.

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Rescuers faced challenges as the death toll climbed, possibly into thousands.

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Landmarks like the Koutoubia Mosque and city walls suffered damage.

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The military and emergency services mobilized amid blocked roads.

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Global support, including from Turkey, France, and Germany, was offered.

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This rare seismic event underlined North Africa's vulnerability.