Sixteen migrants died in a road accident between Saidia and Nador in northeastern Morocco.
Rabat – Sixteen irregular migrants died on Saturday, April 27, in an accident between Saidia and Nador, two cities on the Mediterranean Sea, reports Maghreb Arab Press.
The accident left 17 others wounded with varying degrees of injury after a medium-sized vehicle fell while they were driving through an irrigation canal on the side road between Saidia and Nador.
A source from the Ministry of Health said as many as 18 died and 22 were wounded.
Local authorities rushed the victims to the Berkane regional hospital in northeastern Morocco and opened an investigation, under the supervision of the general attorney, into the accident and those responsible for the irregular migration attempt.
Police are looking for the driver of the vehicle, who is on the run.