Rabat - A deadly crash involving a freight train and a transporting vehicle killed at least six people while 14 others were injured early Saturday morning.
Rabat – A deadly crash involving a freight train and a transporting vehicle killed at least six people while 14 others were injured early Saturday morning.
The crash between the freight train, which is connecting between Tangier and Tanger Med, and the transport personnel carrier, took place in a manned railway crossing near Beni Makada district, according to local authorities of the Wilaya of the Tangier-Tetouan-AL Hoceima Region.
The injured people were transferred to the Tangier hospital to receive the necessary aid.
Police authorities opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of the incident.
A few hours after the incident, King Mohammed VI addressed condolences messages and compassion to the families of the victims. The King has also decided to personally take care of the burial, funeral expenses of the victims of the crash, as well as for the medical care of the wounded, said a statement by the royal cabinet.
“Following the tragic accident on Saturday, February 17, 2018 that involved a freight train and a personnel carrier in Tangier killing six and injuring 14, His Majesty King Mohammed VI, God forbid, has sent messages of condolence and compassion to the families of the grieving victims, imploring the Almighty to grant speedy recovery to the wounded,” said the statement.
The monarch has also ordered his high Instructions to the authorities to take all necessary measures to provide support and assistance to the families of the victims and the wounded.