More than 820 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck central Morocco, according to the country’s interior ministry

The quake – measuring magnitude 6.8 – sent people rushing into the streets in Marrakesh and other cities

Many of the deaths were said to be in hard-to-reach mountain areas – and at least 153 people were injured

It struck just after 23:00 local time, at a relatively shallow depth 71km (44 miles) south-west of Marrakesh, according to the US Geological Survey

Unverified video clips on X (formerly Twitter) show damaged buildings and rubble-strewn streets

Source: BBC