The Eiffel Tower's lights dim as a tribute to victims of the Morocco earthquake.

The Eiffel Tower's lights dim as a tribute to victims of the Morocco earthquake.

Eiffel Tower dims lights in tribute to Morocco earthquake victims.

Eiffel Tower dims lights in tribute to Morocco earthquake victims.

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  • 09, Sep, 2023
Jivika Chawla
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The Eiffel Tower, one of Paris's iconic landmarks, will dim its lights at 11 p.m. (2100 GMT) on Saturday as a heartfelt tribute to the victims of the devastating earthquake in Morocco. Paris City Hall confirmed this gesture of solidarity. The earthquake, recorded at a magnitude of 6.8 by the U.S. Geological Survey, struck with its epicenter approximately 72 kilometers (45 miles) southwest of Marrakech, a major tourist destination. Morocco's Interior Ministry has reported a grim toll of 1,037 lives lost and 672 individuals injured as a result of the earthquake.

 

The dimming of the Eiffel Tower's lights serves as a poignant symbol of empathy and support for the Moroccan people during this difficult time. It is a solemn recognition of the tragic consequences of the earthquake and a demonstration of unity across borders in the face of adversity.

 

Rescue teams comb for survivors as Morocco quake kills over 1,000

Morocco experienced its most devastating earthquake in decades, resulting in a tragic death toll of over 1,000 individuals, as reported by authorities on Saturday. The seismic event sent shockwaves through the country, prompting a massive response from troops and emergency services, as they raced against time to reach remote mountain villages where there were concerns about potential trapped casualties.

The earthquake's impact was not confined to remote areas, with strong tremors reverberating through coastal cities like Rabat, Casablanca, and Essaouira. The powerful quake inflicted widespread damage, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Terrified residents and tourists alike were abruptly awakened in the dead of night, prompting frantic efforts to seek safety.

This seismic event has cast a dark shadow over Morocco, highlighting the urgent need for assistance and recovery efforts to aid those affected and to rebuild communities in the aftermath of this devastating natural disaster.

Jivika Chawla

Jivika Chawla

  • @JivikaChawla