A residential building in Italy, home to eight Moroccan families, caught fire and left two dead.
Rabat – Two Moroccan nationals died on Sunday when a residential building caught fire in Reggio Emilia, northern Italy.
A source from the Moroccan Consulate-General in Bologna told Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), that the victims were a married Moroccan couple residing in Italy with their two children.
Their surviving children, aged 14 and 16, suffered severe injuries in the fire.
The source explained that the fire broke out because two homeless men lit a fire for warmth in the building’s basement.
The full circumstances of the tragedy are still under investigation by the Public Prosecution of Reggio Emilia.
The Moroccan Consulate-General in Bologna is taking charge of returning the two victims’ bodies to Morocco as soon as possible.