A head-on collision between a petrol tanker and a bus carrying a
delegation of young Moroccan athletes said to be around 14/15 years old
resulted in the death of 31 people with about 9 people seriously injured
after the tanker exploded and spread fire.
According to Morocco’s Ministry of Sport, the accident happened along
the road between the capital, Rabat, and Laayoune.
Moroccan media reports that the young athletes were school students
participating in a national sports competition who had gone to the
competition to represent their schools. They were on their way back when
their bus collided with the petrol tanker..