At least 632 individuals have lost their lives, and over 300 have sustained injuries following a rare and potent earthquake that struck Morocco late on Friday, as reported by local sources.
Residents of Marrakech, the closest major city to the epicenter, have reported the collapse of several buildings within the old city, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Moroccan television has broadcast images depicting a toppled mosque minaret, with debris strewn across damaged vehicles.
Anxious families have congregated in the streets, some with children, blankets, or personal belongings, anxiously anticipating potential aftershocks.
Emergency responders, clad in their reflective yellow vests, have been tirelessly searching for survivors amidst the wreckage of buildings, their efforts illuminating the nighttime landscape.