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4 killed and 55 wounded in Morocco buildings collapse

Rabat, 12 July-2014, IANS/AP: At least four people were killed and 55 left wounded when three buildings collapsed early Friday in Casablanca, the largest city of Morocco, not far from the Hassan II Mosque, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, Xinhua reported.

4 killed and 55 wounded in Morocco buildings collapse

4 killed and 55 wounded in Morocco buildings collapse
Moroccan emergency workers search for survivors after three residential buildings collapsed in Casablanca on Friday. ABDELJALIL BOUNHAR / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The accident occurred while most people were asleep, authorities said. The news agency MAP said the number of dead and wounded could rise, and rescue workers were still searching for victims several hours after tragedy.

Moroccan king Mohammed VI visited the site in the Bourgogne neighbourhood in Casablanca, and also met the injured people at the hospital. It was not immediately clear what caused the buildings in the Bourgogne neighbourhood to collapse.

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