A powerful earthquake struck Morocco, claiming at least 296 lives.

The earthquake had a magnitude of 6.8 and occurred southwest of Marrakech.

The tremor occurred at 11:11 pm (2211 GMT) at a depth of 18.5 kilometers.

Morocco's historic city of Marrakech, a UNESCO World Heritage site, suffered extensive damage.

Iconic red walls surrounding the old city were significantly affected.

Earthquakes are relatively rare in North Africa, making this event particularly significant.

The last major earthquake in Morocco occurred in 1960, resulting in a significant loss of life.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India expressed condolences and pledged full assistance to Morocco.

The international community showed solidarity and support for Morocco during this challenging time.

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