Rabat - Four names of the seven killed in the Bouknadel train accident have emerged.
Rabat – Four names of the seven killed in the Bouknadel train accident have emerged.
A train derailed on October 16 in Bouknadel, between Rabat and Kenitra, killing 7 and injuring at least 125.
Among the seven who died are the train’s engineer and driver’s assistant. A foreign tourist of unknown nationality also died. In addition, the names of the following four individuals have been listed among the train’s victims.
Abdeljalil Benzaza, 54
Abdeljalil Benzaza was a 54-year-old police officer in the L’Ocean police department in Rabat, known for his efficiency in performing his duty.
According to his family and neighbors, Benzaza was a peaceful person who loved to give to humanity.
Morocco’s General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) gave Benzaza appreciation certificates in recognition of his professional conscience and distinguished courage.
Even in his last moments, Benzaza was a hero. According to his wife, after the accident, the police officer returned to the train, climbing through a window to save a girl. He was killed by a falling panel.
Ichrak Naaoum, 21
Ichrak was in her 5th year at the National School of Trade and Management (ENCG) in Kenitra.
The 21-year-old from Rabat wanted to continue her studies and earn a PhD in trade and management.
Khalil, a young nurse from Sidi Slimane, had just obtained his diploma two days before the train accident. He was one of the most brilliant students in his area, classified third in his specialty nationally according to some media.
On Monday, the young man had just learned that he was assigned to work in Rabat.
Anass, another young man, was reportedly a Moroccan residing in England. He had just landed in Morocco on Monday and taken the train directly to meet his family in Kenitra.
The government and ONCF have communicated no further information on the latest number of injured and deaths since the morning of October 18.