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Morocco Hit By Powerful Earthquake

Department of Foreign Affairs monitoring the situation

820 people have been confirmed dead after a powerful earthquake in western Morocco.

The epicentre was the High Atlas Mountains - but the quake was felt as far away as Spain and Portugal.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is advising Irish Citizens in affected areas to follow safety instructions from local authorities, and monitor local media.

Rida Fakhar is a journalist in the busy tourist city of Marrakesh, which has been badly affected:

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