Thursday, November 15, 2012

Morocco - Breaking News

Helicopter Crash - multiple fatalities

The crash of a military helicopter in Guelmim has left  nine dead. The army helicopter with Royal Armed Forces and members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on board, crashed in the region of Guelmim on Wednesday afternoon. Nine people were killed and two are in critical condition. Eleven people were on board the aircraft, eight of whom were killed instantly. The cause of the accident is still unexplained. The three survivors were transported to the military hospital Guelmim. One of them has since died of his wounds say hospital sources.

Tomorrow - Happy New Year!

1st Muharram of the year 1434 of the Hegira will be celebrated on Friday. 1st Muharram of the new year 1434 of the Hegira corresponds to Friday 16 November, the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs said in a statement. The same source said he had consulted various Nadirs Habous, delegates of Islamic Affairs of the Kingdom, as well as the Royal Armed Forces units involved in the operation of the sighting of the crescent moon, which have all confirmed their non- observation at sunset Wednesday.  HM the King congratulated the heads of state of Islamic countries on the occasion of the advent of the New Year of the Hegira and wrote congratulatory messages in which he expressed his best wishes for health, happiness and well-being, wishing their citizens further progress and prosperity.

Heavy snowfalls in Morocco 

 Significant depression having crossed Morocco and other Maghreb countries, has caused significant snowfall in many parts of the kingdom in recent days. Significant snowfalls have been recorded in the Middle Atlas in the nigh from Sunday to Monday, specifically in the provinces of Khenifra and Midelt, where several main road had to be closed to traffic. The national road Azrou, Midelt and Errachidia and Regional Road 503 between Khénifra Midelt were all blocked for several hours, until the road was cleared of snow.


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