Emergency services responded quickly to control the flames.
Rabat – A fire started at Hassani Hospital, located in the center of Nador, yesterday September 12. The fire caused serious damage to the hospital’s facilities but there were no human casualties.
Firemen responded quickly and extinguished the fire. The emergency services also evacuated all the personnel and patients of the hospital.
Police are now undertaking an investigation to find the cause of the fire. Witnesses at the scene suspect a short circuit.
This is not the first fire to send shockwaves through Morocco in recent months. In August, a forest fire burned 470 Hectares of greenery near the city of Chefchaouen, in the north of Morocco. Local authorities worked for nearly three weeks to control the flames.
In the same month, a shocking video of a young girl trying to escape a burning apartment went viral. The incident happened in Sidi Allal Bahraoui, a town near Rabat. The footage shows Hiba, the little girl, trying desperately to escape the building by the window, but she was blocked by metal grills. Neighbors who had gathered down below, waiting for firemen to arrive, could only look on helplessly as the girl burned to death.