Saturday, October 16, 2010
HM the King assists building tragedy victims
HM the King, Mohammed VI, took charge of burial expenses for the five victims of Tuesday's building collapse in Fez. He also undertook to cover the expenses for the hospitalization of the six injured survivors.
The collapse of two buildings in the Ben Debbab neighborhood in Fez was due due to the heavy rains that recently hit several Moroccan regions. According to local people who spoke to The View from Fez, one building housed a large extended family, while the other had several families throughout the building. One observer expressed surprise and relief that the death toll was so low.
Following the tragic event, HM King Mohammed VI gave instructions that he would take personal charge of the expenses of the burial of the deceased and the hospitalization of the injured. HM the King also gave instructions to take necessary measures in order to provide assistance to the families of all the victims.
On this painful loss, The Sovereign extended heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and sincere compassion to the injured.