Earthquake in Morocco LIVE: the latest news about the powerful earthquake in the center of the country

Several people work next to the damage caused in the historic city of Marrakech after a strong earthquake in Morocco, September 9, 2023. REUTERS/Abdelhak Balhaki (ABDELHAK BALHAKI/)

At least 820 people died in the earthquake that shook Morocco on Friday night, with the epicenter near the tourist city of Marrakech, the Ministry of the Interior announced this Saturday.

The strong earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.8 according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), left 672 injured, 205 of them seriously, according to a statement from the ministry. A previous balance put the dead at 632 and the injured at 329.

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