RABAT: At least 17 people were killed in Morocco when flood waters overturned their bus in the kingdom’s southeast, authorities said Monday in a revised toll.
Rescuers have been searching for bodies since the accident Sunday, when the bus flipped on a bridge in a valley near the city of Errachidia, authorities said.
They said a further 29 passengers, with various injuries but in “stable” condition, had been transferred to a hospital in Errachidia.
Rescuers were continuing their search.
Morocco has been hit by violent storms this summer, sparking flash flooding in its mountainous interior.
At the end of August, a flood hit a football pitch killing eight people in the southern region of Taroudant.
And in July, 15 people were killed in a landslide caused by flash floods on a road south of Marrakesh.
Floods are common in the North African country. In 2014, they killed around 50 people and caused considerable damage.