Rabat - A policeman was killed in the line of duty Wednesday in Tangiers after he was run over by a van driver.
Rabat – A policeman was killed in the line of duty Wednesday in Tangiers after he was run over by a van driver.
The victim, who has been identified as a member of the police motorcycle units, succumbed to his injuries at the Mohammed V Hospital in the northern city of Tangier.
The deadly incident took place at the England Avenue near the Mohammed V High School in Tangier.
According to media reports, the policeman signaled a car to stop for a traffic law infringement but instead of stopping it, the driver ran the policeman down while trying to flee the spot.
The policeman was forced to jump on the hood of the van after the driver attempted to run him down. The accused dragged him up to 200 meters before speeding away from the scene.
The suspect is reported to be in custody. No information about the suspect has been released as of this writing.
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