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Morocco Floods: 11 People Killed


7Dnews London - AFP

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 00:38 GMT

At least 11 people were killed on Sunday, September 8th in Morocco after their bus was overturned by a flood in the kingdom's southeast, authorities said.

Twenty-seven passengers, including several injured, have been evacuated from the bus after it was flipped over on a bridge by "flood waters" in El Khank, local officials said in a statement, adding that they had been hospitalised in the city of Errachidia.

Search operations were ongoing, officials said.

Violent storms have lashed Morocco this summer. At the end of August, a flood surged through a football pitch, killing eight people in the southern region of Taroudant. Also in July, 15 people were killed in a landslide due to flash floods on a road south of Marrakesh.

In 2014, floods killed around 50 people and caused considerable damage, according to AFP.