Floods in Morocco kill 22
30 November 2010, 19:03
Rabat - Heavy rain and floods have killed 22 people in Morocco and nine others were missing, official media and a parliamentarian say.
Mohamed Zaidi, a lawmaker from the Atlantic Coast town of Bouznika city south of the capital Rabat, said 18 people died on Tuesday when a bus carrying them veered off the road and plunged into a flooding river near Bouznika.
"One member of the civil rescue is still missing," said.
Three people from the same family died late on Monday after heavy rainfalls brought down their home near the central city of Khenifra, a report said.
One man died from drowning in the north of the country and six other people were swept away by a river in flood.
Schools were ordered to shut on Tuesday in Casablanca after Morocco's biggest city and business centre received a record 18cm of rain overnight.