Following the collapse of a 7-floor building in Kenitra, the Moroccan Forum for Democracy and Human Rights called for an investigation into the incident.
Rabat – On the evening of August 3, 2019, a 7-floor collapsed in Imam Ali Street in Kenitra (55km north-east of Rabat).
The collapse happened only hours after dozens of workers had left the construction site. The site’s guard, who remained on the premises, was injured in the accident.
Following the collapse, the Moroccan Forum for Democracy and Human Rights issued a statement on August 4, calling on all officials to open an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.
Among the addressees, the letter was sent to Abdelahad Fassi Fihri, Minister of National Planning, and Abdelouafi Laftit, Minister of the Interior.
The Forum questioned the extent to which the legal and technical conditions stipulated in the Construction Law had been respected, and if the building’s foundations were capable of sustaining as many floors. The Forum requested responsibilities to be clarified.
The forum also called for an investigation into the absence of any separation between the building and adjacent shops, as stipulated by construction regulations. The lack of separation caused damage to a nearby shop.