The death toll includes 11 women, three men, and one child. All of them are members of the same family.
Rabat – Following the July 24 landslide in El Haouz region, the authorities were able to uncover the bodies of 15 people on July 25.
The partial collapse of a mountain on national road n° 7 in Asni (Marrakech-Safi region) resulted in the burial of a vehicle which was traveling to Taliouine (212 kilometers south of Marrakech). The landslide covered the vehicle in 20 meters of mud.
Local authorities explained that the landslide was due to recent storms and heavy rains in the region.
Yesterday, July 25, local media reported that 24 people died in the incident. Reports also circulated that 18 of the bodies had been recovered and taken to the morgue in Marrakech.
However, Jaber, member of the delegation of the Ministry of Health of the region of El Haouz, told Huffpost Maghreb that rescue teams were able to extract only 15 bodies from the rubble. The operation took more than 30 hours.
“They are all from the same family. Their bodies have been taken to the morgue of Marrakech and are, for the time being, in the process of identification,” says Jaber.