August 19, 1995 in Nation/World

Floods Kill At Least 73 In Marrakesh Region

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Flash floods in the Marrakesh region of Morocco early Friday killed at least 73 people, the Interior Ministry said.

Sources close to aid workers in the El-Haouz province, a mountainous area east of Marrakesh, said there were fears the death toll could rise as a result of the floods triggered by violent overnight storms.

Reports said the floods occurred south of Marrakesh in a 19-square-mile area in river valleys on the northern slopes of the Middle Atlas.

Storms overflowed the Gigaya, Ourika and Gamat rivers, the reports said.


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