Morocco bus accident: 42 dead, 24 injured

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 00:33

Rabat: Forty-two people were killed and 24 injured Tuesday when their passenger bus fell into a ravine in southern Morocco, a media report said.

The accident occurred at about 2 am when the passenger bus coming from the city of Zagora rolled into a 150-meter-deep ravine in a mountainous region, reported Xinhua citing the MAP news agency.

The accident killed 37 people on the spot, and five people died later in hospital.
Twenty-one of the injured were evacuated to the Ibn Tofail hospital in Marrakesh, while another three were sent to the Ouarzazate provincial hospital.

Morocco`s roads are rated among the deadliest in Africa, with accidents claiming 4,200 lives in 2011, a rise of around 12 percent from the previous year, according to figures from the transport ministry.

IANS



First Published: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 21:32

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