Morocco flash floods toll climbs to at least 28 dead

Morocco flash floods toll climbs to at least 28 dead

The death toll from three days of what residents described as the heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades has climbed to at least 28, authorities said on Monday.

The storms since Saturday caused flash floods in much of the south at the foot of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, but a weather alert was finally called off on Monday afternoon.

Rescue teams recovered 11 bodies from high waters near Talmaadart river in the Guelmim region, which bore the brunt of the storms, adding to an earlier death tally of 17.

Local authorities said two other people were missing in the same region, while at least five in total were unaccounted for in the stricken areas, including Ouarzazate and Marrakesh, where cars and trees were swept away by the raging waters.

A girl of nine was among six people swept away by the bulging Tamsourt River, also in Guelmim, located on the edge of the Sahara desert.

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