Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bus Crash Near Essaouira ~ 11 Dead, 28 Injured

A bus travelling between Agadir and Essaouira overturned near Tamanar, 84 kilometres from the city of Essaouira.  11 people were killed and 28 people were injured, 10 of whom are said to be in a serious condition. The accident occured early Thursday morning 

The cause of the accident is reported to be loss of control by the driver on a difficult section of the road. The injured have been transferred to the provincial hospital.

In further related news, it has not been a good week on Moroccan roads. 17 people were killed and 1202 others were injured, including 83 seriously, in 930 traffic accidents that occurred within the week of 21 to 27 Oct.

According to the Directorate General of National Security the main reasons leading to the occurrence of such incidents include the lack of vehicle control, lack of attention to pedestrians, lack of respect for the right of precedence at intersections, excessive speed, lack of attention of drivers, and change direction without signal, and a lack of respect for stop signs, and change direction is allowable, and walk in the left of the road and drunk driving.

During the same period, police recorded 29,444 traffic violations, 14,876 of which were resulted in fines amounting to 5,220,800 dirhams.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's very scary data!