Flood caused by heavy rain kill 11 in Morocco


Eleven people have been killed by floods triggered by torrential rain in Morocco, just a week after a heavy storm left 36 dead.

The torrential rain caused many rivers to burst their banks which led to widespread damage, especially in Morocco’s Guelmim region, said a televised report on Monday.

The resort town of Agadir also experienced the equivalent of one year’s rainfall, over 250 mm, between Friday and Sunday.

A separate report said thousands of homes have been destroyed or severely damaged, adding that 250 villages had also been cut off.

Last week, at least 35 people were killed by flooding in Morocco while 214 others were rescued.

Flash floods commonly occur in Morocco. Four children lost their lives after being washed away by floods in the south of the country in September.