Devastating floods hit Morocco, at least 17 dead, 24 missing

November 24, 2014 | By | Reply More

Nov 24, – Morocco’s government says heavy flooding in the south of the country has killed at least 17 people with a further 24 missing after heavy rains over the weekend.

hromedia Devastating floods hit Morocco, at least 17 dead, 24 missing intl. news3In the southern city of Guelmim alone, 13 people were killed by a flash flood that roared through a dry river bed, reported the Interior Ministry in a statement carried by the national news agency late Sunday.

There has also been flooding around the resort city of Marrakech, highly popular with European tourists, with roads being cut and tour buses briefly stranded, according to local media.

The ministry added that at least 18 people have been reported missing.

The press has also reported that dozens of homes have been swept away and bridges cut by the flooding.

Press journalist for HRO media – Debi Campillos reports.

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