Mohamed, from Asni village in Alhouz, at the foothills of Morocco’s High Atlas mountains, told CNN Saturday almost all of the houses in his area have been damaged by the earthquake.
While he and his family managed to get out during the night, others were not so lucky. Mohamed told CNN his neighbor “lost” his two children, a boy and a girl.
Power was cut the moment the earthquake struck, and the village has been without water since dawn, he said.
Rescue efforts have been redirected to other nearby areas where the damage is much worse than his village, he added.