Eiffel Tower Lights Turned Off in Tribute to Morocco Earthquake Victims
On Saturday night, the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris turned off its lights as a tribute to the victims in Morocco. The extinguished lights served as a solemn gesture of mourning and solidarity with the people of Morocco during this tragedy.
A powerful earthquake struck Morocco late Friday night causing devastating damage and loss of life. Over 2,000 people have died from the magnitude 6.8 quake that hit the High Atlas mountains region.
The city of Marrakesh suffered heavy damage with many collapsed buildings. The quake was felt across Morocco including major cities like Rabat and Casablanca.
This was the deadliest earthquake to impact Morocco in decades. Rescue efforts continue as many are still trapped beneath rubble.
The powerful tremor serves as a reminder of the devastating force of earthquakes. Morocco and other countries prone to seismic activity must continue developing earthquake resilient infrastructure to limit future loss of life.