Crush near Morocco's Essaouira kills at least 15 women

Crush near Morocco's Essaouira kills at least 15 womenAt least 15 women were killed and five injured Sunday in a crush as food aid was distributed near the coastal tourist town of Essaouira in western Morocco, authorities and witnesses said. A witness told AFP that hundreds of women had gathered at a village marketplace for a distribution of flour organised annually by a prominent benefactor from the region who lives in the commercial capital, Casablanca. “The local authorities on the spot were overwhelmed.



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