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Survivors suffer as Morocco quake aid trickles in

The village of Moulay Brahim south of Marrakesh was hit hard by Morocco's deadliest quake in over six decades with about 20 residents killed
— Moulay Brahim (Morocco) (AFP)

Homeless, traumatised and in some cases feeling abandoned by the authorities, many survivors of Morocco's powerful earthquake escaped death only to fear they are now on their own to stay alive.

The deadly quake has put a heavy burden on the North African kingdom's emergency resources and some stranded in shattered communities were angry and shocked over what they say is a lack of a major influx of aid.

"We feel abandoned here, no one has come to help us," said 43-year-old Khadija Aitlkyd among the ruins of her village of Missirat in a remote area high in the Atlas Mountains.

"Our houses have collapsed... where are we all going to live?" she asked in the rubble of the tiny, remote settlement where the smell of death hung in the air on Monday.

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