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Live blog update| Morocco earthquake

Death toll nears 2,500

Morocco's state news agency says the number of people who have died in Friday night's earthquake has reached 2,497.

That death toll is expected to rise as rescuers make their way to villages that have been difficult to access until now, due to roads damaged by the tremor.

Teams from the UK, Spain and Qatar are already on the ground assisting Moroccan officials in search and recovery efforts, and several other states have offered to help.