A statement from local authorities says that a helicopter was mobilized to rescue those affected by the widespread floods.
Rabat – Taroudant’s province prefecture issued a statement, today, August 29, in which it states that all human resources have been mobilized to assist and rescue people affected by the floods.
Heavy rainstorms and floods hit the province on August 28, killing at least seven people, One person is still missing.
The statement adds that all services “have been mobilized since Wednesday evening to deal with the consequences of the bad weather.”
The statement explains that human resources have been deployed at the services of citizens in the region, including auxiliary forces, ambulances, gendarmeries, and civil protection.
The press release, quoted by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP,) says that authorities also deployed a helicopter and a “defender” aircraft to help find possible missing people.
Expressing condolences to the families of the victims, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani said that an investigation has been opened over the incident in order to establish responsibilities.
El Othamni said at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting today, August 29 that the concerned parties have “started investigations to clarify the circumstances of the incident and establish responsibilities.”
El Othmani’s government also discussed measures to avoid the recurrence of such tragic incidents in other places.
The head of government also called for “extreme vigilance” in taking the necessary precautions, calling on the concerned parties to collaborate to prevent such “climate change-induced happenings.”