Tinjdad, Morocco - A serious traffic accident took place on Friday evening on the road between the commune of Msissi and Fzou in Tinerhir province in southeast Morocco, killing a schoolgirl and injuring 19 other students.
Tinjdad, Morocco – A serious traffic accident took place on Friday evening on the road between the commune of Msissi and Fzou in Tinerhir province in southeast Morocco, killing a schoolgirl and injuring 19 other students.
The tragedy took place after a four-wheel drive car (4×4) collided with a heavy truck carrying around 25 students.
In the absence of a school bus in the region, the students were obliged to go back home for the weekend on the truck in miserable conditions.
The victims were immediately transferred by seven ambulances of the civil protection to the emergency services of Tinerhir hospital to receive necessary treatments and undergo necessary medical tests.
According to informed sources cited by the local website Tinjdad24, the fatal accident was caused by excessive speed and inattention on the part of the four-wheel car.
Once informed of the incident, the local authority and royal gendarmerie rushed to the scene of the accident and opened an investigation to determine responsibilities and take legal measures.
The same sources added that the death toll is expected to rise given the seriousness of the injuries.
The local community reportedly expressed its anger over the incident and stressed the urgent need to their students with a sound transportation service.