PHOTO GALLERY: Morocco Earthquake Kills Thousands

A boy runs past collapsed buildings on September 12, 2023 in Azgour, Morocco. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

The Sept. 9 earthquake that devastated Morocco has killed nearly 3,000 people and left many more homeless, according to the Associated Press. The United Nations estimates that 300,000 people were affected by the temblor. The epicenter of the 6.8-magnitude quake was in the High Atlas Mountains but felt nearly 45 miles north in Marrakesh. Moroccan authorities announced a three-day mourning period, and neighboring Algeria offered to allow humanitarian aid through its airspace – a significant move since Algeria severed ties with Morocco in 2021 over a number of disputes

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