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Tragic Vehicle Crash Claims Lives in Morocco, One of the Deadliest in Recent Years

Morocco is mourning the loss of at least 24 lives after a devastating vehicle accident that has sent shockwaves through the nation. The incident, one of the deadliest in recent years, occurred when a minibus on its way to the weekly market in Demnate town, located in the central province of Azilal, overturned on a street. The crash, which happened on Sunday, has left families devastated and authorities scrambling to understand the cause.

According to reports from the state-run news agency MAP, the minibus was carrying passengers to the market when tragedy struck. Local authorities, along with the Royal Gendarmerie and civil protection services, swiftly responded to the incident, taking immediate measures to provide assistance and support to the victims.

A thorough investigation has been launched to ascertain the exact circumstances that led to the tragic accident. Authorities are determined to understand the factors that contributed to this loss of life, as the country grapples with yet another incident of this nature.

This incident is the latest in a series of tragic road accidents that have occurred in Morocco in recent years. In the summer of the previous year, 23 lives were lost when a bus overturned on a motorway east of Casablanca, the country’s economic capital. These accidents serve as sombre reminders of the importance of road safety and the need for comprehensive measures to prevent such tragedies.

In 2015, another horrific incident took place in the southwestern province of Tan-Tan, where 33 people, mostly schoolchildren, lost their lives. A bus carrying the young athletes caught fire after colliding with a trailer truck while returning from a sporting event. This crash remains etched in the nation’s memory as one of the deadliest incidents involving young lives.

Prior to this, in 2012, a bus plunged into a ravine, claiming the lives of 42 individuals. The shockwaves from these accidents continue to reverberate through Moroccan society, highlighting the urgent need for enhanced road safety measures and awareness campaigns.

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