Morocco: 15 dead in a bus accident

Morocco: 15 dead in coach accident

MISE &Agrave ; DAY

FLAP | Fifteen people were killed and 37 others injured in a bus accident on Wednesday morning east of Casablanca, according to an initial report established by local authorities. 

The vehicle s overturned in a bend on a national road, in the province of Khouribga, said the authorities who did not report foreign tourists among the victims.

The bus provided the link between the megalopolis of Casablanca and the rural region of Aït Aatab, near the town of Béni Mellal, at the foot of the High Atlas.

The injured were evacuated to the provincial hospital of Khouribga and an investigation was open.

Road accidents are very frequent and often deadly in the Maghreb. 

In Morocco, they cause an average of nearly 3,500 deaths and 12,000 serious injuries each year, an average of 10 deaths and 33 serious injuries per day, according to statistics from the National Road Safety Agency (NARSA).