Eiffel Tower pays tribute to Morocco quake victims; goes darktext_fields
Paris: In honour of the victims of the earthquake in Morocco, the lights at Paris' Eiffel Tower were turned off on Saturday, according to the media.
"The Eiffel Tower has just been extinguished in tribute to the victims of the earthquake in Morocco!," TFT Morocco posted on X in the wee hours on Sunday.
The death toll from a strong earthquake that struck Morocco on Friday night has surpassed 2,000, according to the country's interior ministry.
"There is destruction everywhere," Eyewitnesses near the High Atlas mountains were quoted as saying by CNN.
According to USGS, the temblor was the deadliest to hit the North African country in decades.
The quake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hit Morocco's High Atlas mountain range on Friday at 11:11 p.m. local time at a depth of 18.5 km.
The earthquake was felt in many cities across Morocco, including Rabat and Casablanca. Many houses collapsed in the cities of Taroudant and Marrakesh, local media reported.
With inputs from IANS