- Rescuers in Morocco are racing against the clock to find survivors from Friday’s powerful earthquake. More than 2,100 people are confirmed dead, and authorities warn the toll is still expected to rise.
- The worst destruction has been in isolated mountain areas, which are difficult to access. Residents have described whole villages suffering damage and rescuers unable to retrieve bodies from rubble.
- In Marrakech, the nearest major city, many residents slept on the streets, too afraid to return to their homes. Historic sites in the popular tourist destination have been damaged.
- Morocco’s King Mohammed VI declared three days of mourning and ordered mosques nationwide to hold funeral prayers on Sunday.