No passengers sustained injuries during the incident.
Rabat – The train connecting Marrakech-Tangier made an emergency stop after a fire broke out in the toilets of one compartment, on Sunday in Casablanca at 11:40 local time.
The train stopped shortly after it left the Oasis train station, the Moroccan National Railways Office (ONCF) said in a statement on Monday, November 4.
The ONCF emergency staff accompanied by firefighters arrived quickly at the scene and were able to control the fire just 20 minutes after it broke out. The statement added that the incident left no injuries among the passengers.
The staff helped the passengers to transfer to another train to continue their journeys.
The ONCF launched an investigation to uncover the full circumstances of the fire and its origin. The transport company apologized to its customers for the “inconvenience.”
Morocco World News acquired a video documenting the incident.
The incident comes weeks after a train connecting Marrakech to Casablanca derailed on October 15. No injuries were recorded.
Earlier in January 2019, another ONCF train also came off the tracks in Casablanca, damaging most of its compartments. No passengers were on board, the ONCF said.