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Morocco: 8 dead in road crash


Rabat, Apr 3: Eight people were killed and 30 others injured in a road crash on Wednesday in northwestern Morocco, authorities in the North African country said.

The accident happened when a truck collided with a car carrying farm workers near the coastal town of Moulay Bousselham, officials from the area said in statements carried by the kingdom's MAP news agency.

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The injured were taken to nearby hospitals and an investigation was opened to "clarify the circumstances of this accident", MAP added.

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The kingdom is pushing a national road safety strategy aimed at halving the number of traffic accidents by 2026.

Some 3,500 people are killed each year in road accidents across Morocco, a country of 35 million people.


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