Eleven children were swept away today at the Bouznika beach.The Le360 website reports that five bodies were recovered and a search is ongoing to find the others
The victims, believed to be between 12 and 17 years of age, were swept away by a violent wave while they were trying to swim at the beach near Oued Cherrate not far from Rabat.
The children are believed to be part of a forty-six member Taekwondo club from Benslimane who had headed to the beach for relief from the very hot weather. Some children were rescued and admitted to hospital. According to some accounts, two helicopters were quickly on the scene to locate other missing children.
An investigation was opened into the incident under the supervision of the competent prosecutor and the Interior Minister went on site to oversee the search and rescue operations.
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