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Moroccan flooding kills 30 people

Moroccan flooding kills 30 people
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At least 30 people have been killed in Morocco after heavy flooding struck the north African country on Tuesday.

Twenty-four of the victims were killed when their bus fell into a flooded river near Bouznika city, 40 kilometres south of the capital Rabat.

The passengers were factory workers travelling from Bouznika to Morocco’s largest city, Casablanca, situated on the country’s Atlantic coast.

Casablanca has been the worst hit by the floods, receiving a record eighteen centimetres of rain overnight.

Footage from Moroccan state television showed parts of the city submerged in water.

Flights from Casablanca’s airport were cancelled or delayed because of the bad weather.

The flooding also shuttered schools and forced businesses to close.