Many Moroccan families spent a second night sleeping outdoors overnight to Sunday after the deadliest earthquake in more than half a century killed more than 2,000 people and injured at least as many. The quake damaged thousands of homes, and there are fears of an aftershock. Read our live blog for all the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2).
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6:45am: Many families spend second night outdoors for fear of aftershock
Many families huddled into the early hours of Sunday, spending a second night on the streets as Morocco’s deadliest earthquake in more than half a century left many fearing their homes were no longer safe to return to.
Uncertainty gripped many in Marrakech, some 70 kilometres northeast of the epicentre, as they worried the quake may have damaged their homes or that an aftershock could destroy them in the coming hours or days.
00:05am: quake death toll rises to 2,012 and 2,059 injured – state TV
The death toll from the Moroccan earthquake rose to 2,012 people, Moroccan state TV said early on Sunday, citing a statement from the interior ministry.
The number of injured rose to 2,059, including 1,404 people who are in a critical condition, it added.
(FRANCE 24 with AP, AFP, Reuters)