December 7, 2022
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Morocco bus disaster leaves at least 23 people dead and numerous others injured

Morocco bus disaster leaves at least 23 people dead and numerous others injured

RABAT: Several people were hurt and at least 23 people were killed in a bus accident on Wednesday east of Casablanca, the commercial centre of Morocco.Local authorities said that the bus overturned early on a morning in the province of Khouribga, with a preliminary death toll of 15.

Later, regional health director Rochdi Kaddar increased the number of fatalities to 23, which is currently the deadliest disaster in recent memory, also injured 36 other people.

The bus was taking passengers from Casablanca to Ait Attab, a remote area close to Beni Mellal at the base of the High Atlas mountains.A Khouribga hospital was visited by the injured, and an accident inquiry has been launched.

In Morocco and other North African nations, traffic accidents—which are frequently fatal—occur frequently.Morocco records 3,500 fatalities and 12,000 injuries annually, or 10 fatalities on average every day.

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