Cristiano Ronaldo's Marrakesh hotel not offering shelter to Morocco earthquake victims

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A Marrakesh hotel owned by Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is not offering shelter to victims of the devastating earthquake in Morocco.

The mountainous High Atlas region was struck by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake on Friday.

Over 2,000 lives have been lost as a result of the natural disaster, with many more injured or still missing.

Lionel Messi is among those to have offered words of condolence to the region.

It has also been reported that Ronaldo has made the Pestana CR7 Marrakesh hotel available to those seeking shelter, but the hotel has confirmed that is not the case.

In a statement to Liberation, a hotel spokesperson said: “This is false information. All the customers we have at the moment have made a reservation normally.”

The old town area of Marrakesh – which is a UNESCO World Heritage site – has been hit hard by the powerful earthquake.

Several buildings and walls have collapsed, while narrow alleyways are making it difficult for the injured to be escorted to safety.

Town squares have been converted into makeshift emergency shelters housing food, water and beds.

The Morocco national football team have been doing their bit to aid the rescue efforts, with players donating blood to help support victims.