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Morocco hit by extreme floods


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Morocco hit by extreme floods

Severe flood waters and storms in Morocco have claimed the lives of at least 24 people since the beginning of the month.

Last week, four family members died when their house gave way after heavy rain. The extreme weather is reported to have caused widespread damage to more than 2,500 homes. Large areas of farmland have also been badly hit with the north and central parts of Morocco seeing the worst weather. Moroccan aid agencies have been distributing food and water to those most affected by the flooding with some 2,000 people being evacuated and housed in temporary shelters. Weather experts are predicting the weather should improve by the end of the weekend.

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