The death toll was believed to be 6 but search and rescue teams have uncovered more bodies.
Rabat – On Sunday, September 8, a bus connecting Casablanca and Rissani, a town in Errachidia Province, fell off the Oued Damchan bridge. The accident was caused by floods, according to MAP.
The death toll was believed to be 6, but this morning, September 8, rescue teams uncovered two more bodies.
The bus was carrying a total of 26 people, and many of those that survived sustained injuries. Authorities transferred them to the Moulay Ali Charig regional hospital to receive the necessary care.
Several others are still missing, and local authorities have mobilized all “human and logistical resources to find the rest of the missing passengers,” according to MAP.
The bus accident is the latest in a series of tragedies caused by heavy floods across Morocco, beginning in August and drawing on to September.
Last month, flooding in the Taroudant region killed eight people after the river burst its banks onto a football pitch.
Additionally, heavy rains lead to floods in the Khenifra province on September 2. The floods killed a teenage girl and an old man.
Moroccan media have been releasing special weather alerts recently to warn people of possible heavy rainfall, storms, and floods.