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Published On: Tue, Sep 4th, 2012

Morocco bus crashes into ravine, kills 42, 24 injured, ‘worst bus crash’ in their history

A bus plunged into a ravine in south Morocco on Tuesday killing 42 people and injuring another 25 peopple.

Morocco map/CIA

A security official stated this is “the worst such accident recorded in the kingdom.”

Around two in the morning the vehicle fell off of the main road just south of Marrakesh, one of Morocco’s top tourist destinations.

The 25 people who wereinjured were taken to different hospitals in the region, according to the local official.

The official MAP news agency reports that the bus fell 150 metres (165 yards) gave the same death toll of 42, saying that five of the victims died in hospital, and that 24 people were injured in the crash, four of them critically.

King Mohammed VI expressed his condolences to the families of the victims, in a palace statement, and announced that he would pay for their transport, funeral and burial costs.

The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.

 

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