Taroudante - Twenty-four people were injured, including five with serious wounds, in a vehicular accident between a heavy truck and the tramway on Wednesday in Casablanca.
Taroudante – Twenty-four people were injured, including five with serious wounds, in a vehicular accident between a heavy truck and the tramway on Wednesday in Casablanca.
Casablanca Tramway Company said in a statement that the accident occurred at around 7 p.m, between the Beauséjour and Cité de l’air stations, in the district of Auda.
According to the authorities, a cement mixer truck hit two passenger cars of the tramway at Boulevard Omar Al Khayam in the Hay Hassani district.
Casablanca Tramway said that the “investigation revealed that the cause of the accident was linked to failed brakes of the truck. The shock of the collision caused the derailment of the tram.”
Emergency responders moved to the scene of the accident immediately to provide the necessary care and transport the wounded to Provincial Hospital in Hay Hassani.
The same source said that traffic was temporarily suspended on Wednesday evening.
On Thursday morning, Casa Tramway posted on its Facebook page that “traffic was resumed normally on the line and gradually takes to Ain Diab Beach”.
The company said that its crews worked overnight “to restore the regular commute of the tramway as soon as possible.”
Accidents involving the Casablanca tramway are becoming a common occurrence, often due to a lack of precaution.
Edited by Clint Brooks