Eiffel Tower Lights Turned Off in Tribute to Morocco Earthquake Victims
On Saturday night, the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris turned off its lights as a tribute to the victims in Morocco. The extinguished lights served as a solemn gesture of mourning and solidarity with the people of Morocco during this tragedy. A powerful earthquake struck Morocco late Friday night, causing devastating damage and the loss of life. Over 2,000 people have died from the magnitude 6.8 quake that hit the High Atlas Mountains region.
The city of Marrakesh suffered heavy damage, with many collapsed buildings. The quake was felt across Morocco, including major cities like Rabat and Casablanca.
This was the deadliest earthquake to impact Morocco in decades. Rescue efforts continue, as many are still trapped beneath rubble.
The devastating force of earthquakes serves as a powerful reminder of their potential destruction. Morocco and other earthquake-prone countries must continue their efforts to develop earthquake-resilient infrastructure in order to mitigate future loss of life. One of the deadliest earthquakes in decades recently struck Morocco, claiming the lives of over 2,000 people and leaving another 1,500 severely injured, according to the Morocco Interior Ministry. The earthquake, measuring 6.8 in magnitude, occurred with its epicenter located approximately 72 kilometers (45 miles) southwest of Marrakech.