Morocco earthquake death toll passes 2,800, survivors camp outdoors

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Reuters UK

By Alexander Cornwell and Ahmed Eljechtimi TINMEL, Morocco (Reuters) – Villagers in parts of Morocco devastated by the country’s biggest earthquake in over a century camped outside for a fourth night on Monday, as the death toll rose to more than 2,800 people. Search teams from Spain, Britain and Qatar joined Moroccan efforts to find survivors from the 6.8 magnitude quake that struck in the High Atlas Mountains late on Friday, flattening the traditional mud brick houses ubiquitous in the region. State TV reported late on Monday that the death toll had risen to 2,862, with 2,562 people injured….

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