27 dead in Morocco bus crashes


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Two bus crashes in separate locations in Morocco have claimed 27 lives, including those of a German and Dutch tourist, the state news agency reported.

A bus flipped over on the highway as it travelled between the Atlantic coast tourist destinations of Essaouira and Agadir in the south of the country yesterday, the report said.

That crash killed 17 people; the Dutch and German foreign ministries confirmed their citizens were among the dead.

Earlier on Monday, a bus travelling on mountainous roads along the Mediterranean crashed outside the city of Nador, killing 10 people and wounding 33. The dead included three women and a young girl.