(GoRealNewsNow.com) – BREAKING NOW: As the almost unimaginable death toll from the earthquake that has shattered Morocco continues to skyrocket, the latest figure stands at more than 1,300 dead.
Tragically, it is believed the final number could be far higher.
As night falls in the region, CNN reports based on sources on the ground:
At least 1,300 people have died and over 1,800 are hurt due to the quake, according to state broadcaster Al Aoula, which cited the interior ministry. Morocco will observe three days of mourning following the disaster, the Royal Palace said Saturday.
Eyewitnesses near the High Atlas mountains say there is “destruction everywhere.” It was the strongest quake to hit within 500 kilometers (about 310 miles) of the area in more than a century, according to the US Geological Survey.
Additionally, “Search and rescue teams are trying to reach those affected near the mountainous epicenter, and experts warn the number of dead may continue to rise.”
Countries across the globe are offering all the support that can be mustered and are racing against time to try and help save as many victims as possible.
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