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February 29-March 1, 1960
Remnant of a building surrounded by
rubble after the earthquake. The cost of rebuilding the
city was estimated at $100,000,000.
Bodies of the dead lining a
highway. About 5,000 persons were buried in mass graves
on March 6. The total death count was about 20,000.
Crown Prince Mulay Hassan (left)
Mohammed V visiting
camp where survivors of the Agadir earthquake were
housed. The King pldeged his personal fortune as
collateral for a loan to rebuild the city.
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