MAP - Tuesday, December 3rd 2019

17 Dead, 35 Wounded in Road Accident Near Taza (New Toll)

Taza - The death toll from Sunday's bus accident in the Bab Marzouka commune (Taza province) climbed to 17.

A previous toll put the number of deaths at 8 and the wounded at 48.

Twenty-four victims are still hospitalized at Ibn Bajja provincial hospital in Taza, while four have been admitted to Fez university hospital and two to Meknes military hospital, director of Ibn Bajja hospital, Khalid Filali, told MAP.

Two people are in the intensive care unit of the provincial hospital in Taza while three injured people left the facility after their condition improved, he said, emphasizing the great mobilization of blood donors in Taza, whose number reached, until Monday morning, 422 people.

An investigation was opened by the security authorities under the supervision of the competent prosecutor's office to determine the circumstances of this accident.