Rain Storms Cause Floods Near Marrakech


Rabat – Rain storms on Thursday, August 8 caused floods in Tichka, Tazlida, and Taddart  roads linking Marrakech to Ouarzazate.

Drivers were stranded for hours due to the floods at the national highway number 9. The road saw traffic as people were travelling to spend Eid Al Adha with their families. The floods caused traffic to be suspended for several hours.

Passengers and Facebook users posted photos and videos of the floods in the region.

The heavy rain storms also caused landslides. No casualties were reported among drivers.

The floods in the region came a few weeks after section of a mountain collapsed on top of a vehicle  in the region of El Haouz, a province in the Marrakech-Safi region.

The July 24 landslide in Al Houz killed 15 people.

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The death toll includes 11 women, three men, and one child. All of them were members of the same family.