Moroccan rescue crews have been joined by international crews from Spain, U.K., UAE and Qatar, who sent emergency responders into the mountains where bodies remain buried under dust and rubble.
The toll of the earthquake that devastated Morocco is on stark display in dozens of remote villages across the North African country's disaster zone.
Moroccan officials have so far accepted government-offered aid from just four countries — Spain, Qatar, Britain and the United Arab Emirates.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 6.8 with an epicenter some 45 miles southwest of Marrakech.
A powerful earthquake struck Morocco late Friday, toppling buildings in mountainous villages and ancient cities not built to withstand such force.
“You could literally feel the ground shaking beneath your feet,” a CNN reporter said later.
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