Rabat - King Mohammed VI has ordered the ministries of Interior and Equipment to set up a joint commission to conduct a comprehensive administrative investigation into the train accident that left six dead and 14 wounded.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI has ordered the ministries of Interior and Equipment to set up a joint commission to conduct a comprehensive administrative investigation into the train accident that left six dead and 14 wounded.
On February 17, 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.
While Police authorities have opened their own investigation to determine the circumstances of the incident, the King ordered the two ministries to take the matter into their hands.
According to a joint statement by the two ministries, this commission will determine the responsibilities and will carry out an overall review and a complete examination of all the measures relating to the safety of level crossings.
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.
In May, 2012, King Mohammed VI had given his firm instructions to the relevant services in order to ensure all the safety conditions to guarantee traffic on all level crossings throughout the Kingdom.