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Morocco bus crash leaves 11 dead

By AFP
22 November 2022   |   2:31 pm
At least 11 people died and 43 were injured Tuesday when their bus overturned on a highway in northern Morocco, authorities said.

Accident Scene PHOTO:Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

At least 11 people died and 43 were injured Tuesday when their bus overturned on a highway in northern Morocco, authorities said.

The vehicle overturned a few kilometres (miles) from the city of Taza in the country’s mountainous northeast.

Authorities have opened an enquiry into the disaster.

Long-distance buses are widely used in Morocco, especially in rural areas where many people lack the financial means to own a car.

Road accidents are common and often result in fatalities.

In August, 23 people were killed and 36 injured when their bus overturned on a bend east of Morocco’s economic capital Casablanca, one of the deadliest such accidents in recent years.

An average of 3,500 road deaths and 12,000 injuries are recorded annually in Morocco, according to the National Road Safety Agency, with an average of 10 deaths per day.

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