Rabat - In 1958, an accidental fire nearly detonated a hydrogen bomb at the US Sidi Slimane military base between Rabat and Fez. The culprit was one of the rear wheels of a B-47 bomber carrying a nuclear bomb, which caught on fire.

Throwback to 1958: US Nuclear Bomb Nearly Exploded in Morocco
XB-47 Stratojet by USAF– Wikimedia
Tarek Bazza is a journalist at Morocco World News with Master’s degree in Translation from King Fahd School of Translation in Tangier.