A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck Morocco, causing over 2,000 deaths and significant damage to buildings and landmarks. The quake was the largest to hit the country in 120 years, with most damage occurring in remote mountain villages and ancient cities. Rescue efforts were hindered by boulder-strewn roads, and the toll was expected to rise as more survivors were found. The famous Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech suffered damage, and videos showed parts of the city’s red walls crumbling. Morocco’s Interior Ministry reported over 2,000 deaths and more than 2,000 injuries, with many critically wounded.