Monday, March 01, 2010

Another Deadly Mosque Collapse in Morocco

Just over a week after the tragic deaths of 41 people in a mosque minaret collapse, one person was killed and three others wounded when the dome of the Al-Amal mosque in the town of Zaio in the Nador province in northeastern Morocco collapsed on Saturday during repairs. The dead man was one of the repair workers.

Eight days ago, the 400-year-old minaret came down during prayers at the Bab al-Baradeen mosque (also known as the Lalla Khenata bint Bekkar Mosque) in Meknes, killing 41 worshippers and injuring over 80. king Mohammed VI ordered an urgent appraisal of all the country's old mosques after the tragedy in Meknes

Reports blamed heavy rains for the collapse.

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