Fri. Dec 8th, 2023

Here in this village in the Atlas mountain, 26-year-old Said is in a complete state of shock.

On Friday evening his neighbour’s house collapsed when the earthquake hit.

“A family of six people lived there. The father was outside at the time and is still alive, but his wife and four children were there and died” he says, with a soft, emotional voice.

“The daughters were 15, eight and five years old. The last child was a little boy about to turn three” he tells me, struggling to find the words to express his horror.

Said has not been able to sleep or eat since Friday night.

“The situation is catastrophic. I don’t know how I will recover from this”, he concludes.

By Joy

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