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Train in deadly Morocco crash was going more than twice speed limit: Prosecutor

Reuters , Tuesday 23 Oct 2018
Security personnel stand at the site of a train derailment at Sidi Bouknadel near the Moroccan capital Rabat, Morocco October 16, 2018. REUTERS
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The driver of a train that crashed in Morocco on Oct. 16, killing at least seven, was travelling more than twice the speed limit on the section of track where it derailed, a regional prosecutor said.

The crash, in which 125 other passengers were injured, occurred near the Moroccan capital Rabat.

The driver, who has been arrested, was travelling at 158 km (98 miles) per hour instead of the 60 km speed limit, the prosecutor at a court in Sale near Rabat said in a statement.


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