The poet and writer died immediately in front of dozens of attendees.
Rabat – The 40-year-old Moroccan writer Mohcine Akhrif tragically died from an electric shock on Sunday in the northern city of Tetouan.
Akhrif was attending a book fair in Place El Feddane in Tetouan when he received the shock and died immediately, in front of dozens of attendees.
The poet and writer was the president of the Writers Alliance of Northern Morocco (AENM).
Akhrif received a prize from the Union of Moroccan Writers (UEM) for his novel “Chirek Al Hawa” (The Trap of Love) in December 2013.
Akhrif’s body was taken to the morgue at Saniat R’mel Hospital for an autopsy.
The prosecutor general in Tetouan has launched an investigation into the death.